Simulation Initiatives

Overview of the GW Nursing Simulation Initiatives from GW School of Nursing on Vimeo.

In response to the tremendous needs of health care organizations, academic institutions and simulation professionals to assess and enhance their simulation center operations, educate instructors, extend hospital-based simulation programs and develop simulation operations leaders, we offer a curated portfolio of simulation programs and consulting services. These programs and services are offered through The GW Nursing Simulation Initiatives and were created by Dr. Pamela Jeffries, who developed the NLN/Jeffries Simulation Theory.


  1. Cultivate evidenced-based simulation programs
  2. Educate instructors
  3. Advance future simulation leaders
  4. Improve participant, patient and system outcomes

R.A.I.S.E. High

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Raise High with GW!

In true GW fashion, the Simulation Initiatives offers opportunities to those who want to R.A.I.S.E. HIGH (read 'raise high' history) and take advantage of its various opportunities and resources that include, but are not limited to  

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  • Deployable certified simulation professionals
  • State of the art simulation center
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  • Center operations
  • Simulation leader
  • Simulation educator
  • Curricular alignment
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  • Standardized patient program
  • Simulation center staffing support
  • Remote training and support
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  • Consultation services
  • Tailored client needs in operations, education and practice
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  • Standard and customized educational programs
  • Best practices for educators, directors or technicians
  • Specific courses for debriefing, curriculum integration or evaluation


Those interested in our educational opportunities can choose courses that are delivered as hybrid courses to include virtual learning in conjunction with face-to-face workshops.


Best Practices for Directors and Coordinators of Simulation Centers

Session Date(s):
Fall 2020

Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A 

Learn best practices to build, lead and sustain a simulation program. Immersion focuses on evaluation and strategic planning with an emphasis on budget alignment to goals and resources. Highlights include the selection of equipment and technology to meet outcomes and operationalizing a simulation plan. 


Standardized Patients in Simulation

Session Date(s):
(coming fall 2020)

Clinical Simulation MOOC

The Clinical Simulation MOOC is a 7-week course that provides you with key strategies to help understand the foundation of Clinical Simulations.  During each module, you will learn about 7 key components of Clinical Simulation Across the Health Professions and its' impact in your current position as a healthcare professional. 

Visit Us

GW Nursing is home to a one-of-a-kind simulation space that boasts a recently added Objective Structured Clinical Exam space available to our students and partners. 

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Contact Us

Interested in learning more? Contact us at [email protected] to see how we can meet the needs of you and your organization.