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About Us

SimLEARN is all about improving the quality of health care services for America’s Veterans through the application of simulation-based learning strategies to clinical workforce development. The Program Operations and management are aligned with the VHA Office of Healthcare, Innovation and Learning (14HIL) in close collaboration with Office of Nursing Services (ONS).

While the use of simulation for health care training and education is not new to VHA, it has become critical for VHA to develop an integrated approach to better realize the maximum benefits for simulation for VHA staff and the Veterans they serve. 

For additional information, please watch the SimLEARN Introduction Video and Fly Through Video of the National Simulation.

Through SimLEARN’s mission, we are comprised of:

Training Operations

Training Operations offers clinical training curriculum via face-to-face and asynchronous modalities that allow the learner more options to acquire courses and reduce the amount of time away from Veteran care through SimLEARN Virtual Academy (SVA) and the SimLEARN Innovation Center for Education (SLICE).

Resuscitation Education and Innovation (REdI)

REdI Program, within SimLEARN, oversees a robust resuscitation training portfolio that includes an innovative learning platform and a REdI Mock Code Training Program (RMCTP) that provides local VA medical facilities a standardized, turn key solution to building a mock code training program.

Emerging Healthcare Technologies & Innovations (EHTI)

EHTI unifies emerging technologies with simulation and learning to accelerate the effective use of emerging health technologies during care delivery.

Assessment, Collaboration & Outreach (ACO)

ACO includes Simulation Based Healthcare Design Testing, Hospital Activations, Research, Rural Health, Advanced Simulation Fellows, Tele-Stroke, Sim Essentials, and Escape Room. Each of these areas focus on client-centered education that is adaptable to field needs using simulation-based training and best practices that will effectively improve the use of resources and minimize cost.

Office of Nursing Services (ONS)

ONS provides leadership, guidance and strategic direction on all issues related to nursing practice, education, research & workforce for clinical programs across the care delivery sites that impact our Veterans. Office of Nursing Services (ONS)  continues to promote nursing innovation and transformation through educational programming and research, and applies evidence-based practices to improve quality and patient safety for Veterans.


Setting the standard for healthcare with reliable, relevant and data driven Simulation-based clinical education and tools, robust assessment, and research that add enterprise-wide impact and value. 


Be the indispensable asset to the enterprise and its partners, providing world class services to all Veterans through innovation and simulation education.