The Future of Health Care

Health Care Simulation Graduate Program

The first and only program of its kind in Florida, one of only a few programs nationwide

Program Overview • Who Should Apply • Two Online OptionsMeet Our Sim Faculty

Today health care professionals are increasingly using simulation and technology to advance the field and improve patient care – and the future applications are limitless.

In fact, a recent national study published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation found that simulation can be substituted for clinical experience in up to half of all prelicensure core nursing courses, and other health care disciplines are rapidly adopting this practice as well. 

With this field rapidly evolving, there is growing demand for health care simulation experts.

Make a positive impact in patient care, and your own career, with the Health Care Simulation program at the UCF College of Nursing. Located in Orlando, the epicenter for modeling, simulation and training, UCF is recognized nationally for its innovation. 

Program Overview

This online program brings together interdisciplinary teams of health care educators, practitioners, computer scientists and engineers to develop and use cutting-edge applications for simulation, training and practice to advance health care.

  • Develop skills for leading health care simulation programs in the areas of education, team training and quality improvement
  • Learn best practices and proven, evidence-based tactics of manikin-based simulation
  • Master how to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of simulation programs in the field

Two Online Options Available

Who Should Apply?

Individuals who want to advance or move into a career in health care simulation, such as:

  • Nurse and health care program educators
  • Standardized patient educators
  • Individuals who already work in simulation suites and facilities
  • Individuals who work in the technology field
  • Veterans who are eligible for education benefits or vocational rehabilitation training

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Mindi Anderson,
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Application Deadlines

March 15 / Fall start
Sept. 15 / Spring start

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Two options

Master's degree in nursing

  • Open to nurses with a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • No GRE requirement
  • Online, with some required campus activities
  • 11 courses, including an evidence-based nursing project
  • 60 clinical hours
  • Fall or Spring start

Graduate certificate

  • Open to nurses and non-nurses with a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • No GRE requirement
  • Fully online
  • 3 courses
  • Fall start only