Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2020-04
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: September 9, 2019
Date of Second Reading: October 7, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation –for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Health Care Simulation
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: This program will prepare students for leadership roles by integrating concepts, practices, and principles to advance the field of health care simulation. Simulation in health care education improves competencies in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, professional identity, and safety to promote positive real patient outcomes. The simulated learning environment provides a psychologically safe space where students can make mistakes without risk to real patients. Evidence-based standards and technology intensive learning environments are used for instructional activities, replicating real patient experiences with life-like high-fidelity computer manikins or standardized patients (trained actors). Graduates will have a range of experiences and individualize their learning through applied project design, synthesize innovation principles and best available evidence to develop interventions for implementation; and lead inter-professional teams to design, deliver, and evaluate simulation education.