Center Development and Practical Considerations

  • Michael Seropian
  • Bonnie Driggers
  • Jesika Gavilanes


Simulation is emerging as a major strategy in the delivery of healthcare training and assessment. Successful simulation programs, especially those that are part of large organizations, have evolved through deliberate attention to detail across a variety of domains and variables. Simply purchasing the equipment or building a facility does not make a simulation program. Consideration of governance, personnel, equipment, expertise, and operations are a few of the critical domains that should be addressed by all programs. Many of the principles that are outlined in this chapter come from established business practices that deal with complex environments. While all principles will not apply to all programs, it is still a worthwhile exercise to create a checklist from these principles to help improve the likelihood that a simulation program will succeed.


Simulation center Simulation Program development Simulation program Simulation facility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Seropian
    • 1
  • Bonnie Driggers
    • 2
  • Jesika Gavilanes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of NursingOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  3. 3.Statewide Simulation, Simulation and Clinical Learning Center School of NursingOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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