Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 13.5
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2213
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9111

About the Program

The post-bachelor's certificate in Healthcare Simulation program prepares nurses, healthcare professionals, and simulation technicians to meet future challenges in both academic and professional spaces. Specialized training in simulation-based education prepares students to be leaders in their fields. The skills attained in this interdisciplinary simulation-based graduate program are transferable to the clinical environment, clinical teaching, and the classroom. Graduates of the program will have the skills to lead a simulation program in an academic or hospital environment. Graduates will also be prepared to sit for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification as soon as they meet the practice requirements.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (two letters of recommendation are required for applicants with GPA's of lower than 3.0)

Program Requirements 

IPS 617Simulation in Healthcare Education4.5
IPS 618Standardized Patients3.0
IPS 619Advanced Debriefing and Reflective Practice 3.0
IPS 620Simulation Center Leadership3.0
or IPS 621 Evaluation in Simulation-Based Education
Total Credits13.5

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
  IPS 6174.5IPS 6183.0
   4.5 3
Second Year
IPS 6193.0IPS 620 or 6213.0  
 3 3  
Total Credits 13.5

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Graduate Nursing Division

Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Certificate in Healthcare Simulation webpage and Drexel University Online Certificate in Healthcare Simulation webpage.

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