Healthcare Simulation

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Interdisciplinary: 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. 

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Track Description

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation prepares nurses, members of other healthcare disciplines, administrators and simulation and technology professionals to design, manage, evaluate healthcare simulations for basic education and improvement of team healthcare delivery.

Program Objectives

  • Analyze social, economic, ethical cultural legal and political issues influence nursing and health practice in a global context
  • Collaborate with leaders in nursing and other disciplines to improve the quality of profession healthcare practice and the outcomes of care
  • Develop and implement innovative applications for simulation experiences in healthcare
  • Evaluate models of delivery of simulation in education and healthcare settings in terms of effectiveness
  • Evaluate the cost benefit of the use of simulation in healthcare and education

Application Requirements

UCF General Education Requirements 

UCF requires all prospective student to fulfill the general UCF graduate admissions requirements. Visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog.

Program Requirements

Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis.

  • Transcript: an official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended
  • Bachelor's degree: must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Written Essay: address the following three items in a written essay (See essay requirements below):
    1. Discuss the impact of the graduate education in your desired track on the evolution of your professional role in nursing or healthcare simulation.
    2. Describe the path you would take to ensure success in your graduate education.
    3. Identify one significant contemporary issue or problem in U.S. healthcare and explore how members of the healthcare profession can help address that issue or solve that problem.
  • Curriculum Vitae: CV should reflect prior education, recent clinical accomplishments, any recent scholarly work (publications and presentations), awards, additional certifications, and activities with professional organizations. For recent graduates, this can include accomplishments as a student.

Written Essay Requirements

  • 500 words or less for entire essaynot each question
  • double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins 

Before submitting your application, it is recommended that applicants call the College of Nursing Graduate Office at 407-823-2744 to schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss your goals for graduate study.

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Program Director


Mindi Anderson,
p: 407-823-2744
f: 407-823-5675

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