Online Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Blueprint Review Course

Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) in this two-part, online course presented by the UCF College of Nursing in collaboration with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).


Monday, March 4, and Tuesday, March 5
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST each day
Online, Live Interactive Course

Taught via Zoom

$325, includes practice exam (a $75 value)
*$25 discount for UCF faculty, staff and currently enrolled students. No refunds will be given.

7 CEUs
Awarded by SSH upon completion of the course evaluation.

Register early as space is limited to 30 attendees and registration will close on March 1.



Course Details

This two-part, eight-hour online course is designed to build your core knowledge of healthcare simulation principles and practice.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

In the SSH CHSE Exam Blueprint Review Workshop, attendees will:

  • Learn the components of the certification process. This interactive course introduction will focus on exam prerequisites, the application process and study resources.
  • Identify your simulation knowledge and practice strengths and weaknesses. The CHSE exam blueprint will be the basis for discussion.
  • Develop your personal study action plan. Instructors will help you create a step-by-step action plan that includes a timeline, study tools and resources, key dates and more.
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

The CHSE Blueprint Review explores the CHSE Blueprint Knowledge Domains:

  • Professional Values, Capabilities and Leadership
  • Healthcare and Simulation Knowledge and Practices
  • Educational Principles Applied to Simulation 
  • Simulation Resources and Environments 


Who Should Attend?

Attendees are encouraged to have a working knowledge of healthcare simulation education with at least 12 months of experience working in the field of simulation.

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Expert Instructors

This live, online CHSE Blueprint Review Course will be led by two of the world’s first 20 certified advanced healthcare simulation educators (CHSE-A) and who are on faculty at the UCF College of Nursing.




An early pioneer in the field of healthcare simulation education, Dr. Mindi Anderson is a widely published researcher and has presented her findings both nationally and internationally. She is currently director of the Healthcare Simulation Program at UCF, one of only a few nationwide that prepares leaders in the rapidly growing field. She also serves as the Simulation Research Coordinator.

For her significant contributions to simulation and nursing education, she was honored by becoming fellows in the Academy of Nursing Education, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the American Academy of Nursing.


Dr. Desiree Díaz has spent more than a decade seeking to improve healthcare disparities in ethnically diverse and underserved patient populations using healthcare simulation education and training. Her research has been widely published and presented.

Díaz is an esteemed fellow of both the Academy of Nursing Education and Academy of Nursing with contributions to nursing education, innovation and advancing health equity.

Currently, she is a professor at the UCF College of Nursing and oversees all undergraduate simulation at the college as the Undergraduate Simulation Coordinator. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University working with nationally renowned simulation expert Dr. Pamela Jeffries.


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Note: The CHSE Blueprint Review Course is NOT test or exam prep, and does not contain instruction on how to pass SSH Certification Exams. It is a study and review course, built on the framework of the SSH Certification Blueprints, designed to help you and identify gaps in your knowledge and application of simulation practice.

Value-Added Practice Exam: Your course registration includes access to a 50-question certification practice exam (a $75 value). The questions and answers are written by the same individuals who have written the questions on the official CHSE exam. Moreover, rationales have been provided for each question to help the individual understand how exam questions are written. Additional information on the practice exam and the link for attending will be sent directly from SSH approximately 3-5 business days after completing the review course.

Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 7.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.