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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation

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Healthcare simulation is growing as an educational pedagogy and includes a range of activities that share a broad, similar purpose - to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services. The School of Nursing graduate certificate program in healthcare simulation prepares students for healthcare simulation educator and staff positions in a variety of organizations including hospitals, health care systems, universities, community colleges, and those organizations responsible for emergency preparedness of first responders.  Upon completion of the coursework and the required number of practice hours in healthcare simulation, the student is prepared to take a national certification exam as a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE) or a certified healthcare simulation operations specialist (CHSOS), both offered by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

The certificate may be earned in conjunction with a degree program or as a stand-alone credential. (Students pursuing a stand-alone credential are not eligible for federal financial aid and may not participate in Commencement.) After the student applies for graduation, the certificate is posted to the student’s official transcript and an official diploma stating the area of the certificate is issued.

Students in their final semester of a health care baccalaureate program at UM-Flint, with approval, will receive an override to begin the HCS certificate in their final semester. The form for approval is available here

Admission Information

The Graduate Programs Office serves as the primary source of information for all prospective graduate students, providing detailed guidance and resources to facilitate the application process.  Up-to-date and comprehensive details regarding admissions procedures, requirements and deadlines can be found on the program page on the Graduate Programs website.

Academic Rules and Regulations

See the College of Health Sciences (CHS)  and Graduate Study  sections for rules and regulations pertaining to all College of Health Sciences graduate programs.


Additional Requirements

• A minimum of 9 credits in the program must be completed at UM-Flint.
• Students who received credit for undergraduate courses with graduate course equivalents cannot receive graduate credit for those courses.
• Coursework more than 3 years old must be reviewed by the Public Health & Health Sciences Department for content alignment with current certificate requirements.
• Certificate credits may be applied toward at most 1/6 the total credits of a relevant master’s program.

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