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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Nursing
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Improve the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes

As the field of healthcare shifts and changes, there is a growing need for innovative leaders who are able to manage technology to improve overall delivery. Through your online graduate certificate in healthcare simulation, you’ll gain skills that allow you to improve outcomes of care.

Through UCF Online, you’ll gain a deep understanding of healthcare simulation, organizational leadership and operations and more. You’ll analyze and evaluate a wide array of issues influencing the field, including social, economic, ethical, legal and more. In addition, you’ll complete a capstone project that allows you to prepare and test your own healthcare simulations through a multidisciplinary approach. Upon completion of your certificate program, you’ll be prepared to take your new skills to a variety of settings.

Your healthcare certification courses can be completed entirely online. Students will be required to come on campus once for an intensive, enabling you to develop and implement innovative applications for simulation experiences in the field of healthcare. Get started today to begin making an impact.

Is your background in a different discipline? This is an interdisciplinary program. Admission is open to nurses and other disciplines with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. The degree or other preparation must have some relevance to healthcare simulation.

Note — UCF is currently accepting applications for this program from individuals who reside in Florida, as well as other member states of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) nurse-licensure compact. Visit the NCSBN website to view the full list of states included.

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Application Deadlines

July 1

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Course Overview

Introduction to Healthcare Simulation

This course applies pedagogical principles and knowledge of a range of technologies to developing healthcare simulation programs, including principles of educational evaluation.

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a simulation program in a healthcare environment.

Engage in the preparation and testing of a healthcare simulation project using a multi-disciplinary team approach.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Analyze social, economic, ethical cultural legal and political issues influence nursing and health practice in a global context.
  • Develop and implement innovative applications for simulation experiences in health care.
  • Evaluate the cost-benefit of the use of simulation in healthcare and education.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Patient Experience Project Manager
  • Simulation Lab Coordinator
  • Simulation Manager
  • Simulation Nurse Educator
  • Simulation Program Director
  • Training and Development Specialist