College of Nursing Simulation Center Awarded Provisional Accreditation from Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Posted: May 20, 2019

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing Clinical Simulation and Learning Center (CSLC) has been awarded provisional accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. It is now the only accredited center in the state of Kentucky.

The College of Nursing has provided opportunities for students to practice skills since the early 1960's. As healthcare has changed and to remain compliant with accreditation standards, the simulation environment has changed and evolved over the last 58 years. As a result, organization of the CSLC was formalized in 2015.

Some examples of the College's ongoing commitment to improve the learning opportunities include: (1) five classrooms and five exam/competency rooms; (2) two, fully-equipped simulation suites constructed in 2008 through a partnership with UK HealthCare; (3) a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) simulated room added in 2016 through a partnership with Kentucky Children's Hospital (KCH).

Read more about the CSLC here.