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The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) is the VHA's program for simulation in health care training. Serving the largest integrated health care system in the world, VHA's SimLEARN provides an ever-growing body of curricula and best practices that improve health care for our nation's Veterans. The use of innovative technologies in a safe learning environment enhances diagnostic, procedural and communication skills to support quality care and the best possible outcomes.

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SimLEARN Training Courses at National Simulation Center Now Cancelled Through August

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – 
With the exception of two virtual Trauma Nursing Core Courses, in-person courses offered at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center in Orlando, Florida have been cancelled through August due to ongoing efforts to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Courses scheduled for the rest of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 will be reviewed month to month as to whether they will go on. This situation is fluid, so please check back often on the course catalog for updates to the class schedule, check availability, or to enroll in courses.

The following courses are currently scheduled for the rest of FY2020:

  • Introduction to Clinical Simulation (ICS) – Sept. 15
  • Simulations for Clinical Excellence in Nursing Services (SCENS) – Aug. 31 (possibly occurring as this course goes into September)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) – July 28 and Aug. 11 (Virtual Classes only – no on-site class in Orlando)
  • Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) – Sept. 4

If you have questions, please contact EES SimLEARN NSC Support

For more information about the SimLEARN program, please visit the SimLEARN website.

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network’s (SimLEARN) vision is to improve Veteran health care outcomes by establishing VHA as a global leader in health care simulation-based training and research. To accomplish this, SimLEARN offers a variety of courses to health care professionals at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center (NSC) that offer opportunities for VA staff to improve their skills and, more importantly, improve the care provided to our Veterans.

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