Simulation Design and Facilitation Best Practices Workshop

The workshop focuses on key elements and concepts, including standards for best-practice, scenario outcome and objective writing, introduction to scenario design, facilitation methods, debriefing techniques, and evaluation methods. Course participants are provided the opportunity to actively design and facilitate simulation scenarios while incorporating INACSL’s Standards of Best Practicesm.

This course is offered at The Russell Berrie Institute for Simulation Learning at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey and is facilitated by ISL staff trained in simulation methodology and associated technology.

Accreditation Statement

Holy Name Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete and submit an evaluation form at the conclusion of this two-day activity.

Program Outline:


This workshop is facilitated by Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators and will focus on how to implement best practices in your simulation curriculum

Learning Outcomes:
  • Incorporate simulation standards of best practice in the design, facilitation, and evaluation of simulation-based experiences.
  • Apply consistent evidence-based debriefing practices to ensure competence.
Day 1
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Glossary
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Outcomes and Objectives
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Professional Integrity
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Facilitation
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Simulation Design
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Participant Evaluation
Day 2
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Debriefing
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Operations
  • Standards of Best Practicesm: Simulation Enhanced Interprofessional Education (Sim-IPE)
  • Interactive Implementation of Standards of Best Practicesm from Design to Debriefing
  • Moulage: Adding Realism to the Simulation
Course benefits
  • The Russell Berrie Institute for Simulation Learning is an accredited simulation program by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • The workshop features Interactive hands-on training with feedback from Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators.
Who should attend?
  • Pre-licensure nurse and medical educators
  • Nurse educators
  • Medical educators
  • Simulation specialists/technicians
Course Dates

Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 - Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Breakfast and lunch included)

For more information, please contact us

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