Simulation Lab

Accreditation & Standards


USF Health Simulation Consortium

The USF Health Simulation Consortium is one of three universities in Florida accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, however USF is the only fully accredited university in all areas of Assessment, Research, System Integration and Teaching/Education. USF College of Nursing values and implements best practices for our simulation program for best outcomes and in the education of our students.

USF Health College of Nursing Simulation Accreditation Logo

Accreditation is an internationally recognized method of demonstrating quality to consumers and industries.
By meeting the standards that have been set by the SSH Board of Review, healthcare simulation centers demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills and facilities needed to deliver quality healthcare simulation.

To learn more about the SSH Accreditation Standards, visit

The University of South Florida Health Simulation Consortium has multiple team members who have achieved certification through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CSHE), and Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS).


International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

Along with the SSH Accreditation, the College of Nursing implements the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM 2016 are incorporated into the development of all our simulations. The faculty and staff are dedicated to developing high-quality experiential learning opportunities for our students to practice safe, evidence-based patient care.

Standards include:

  • Simulation Design
  • Simulation Operation
  • Outcomes and Objectives
  • Facilitation
  • Debriefing
  • Participant Evaluation
  • Professional Integrity
  • Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education (Sim-IPE)
  • Simulation Glossary

To learn more about the INACSL Standards of Best Practice, visit