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INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP)

The INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP) aligns with the vision, mission and core values of INACSL bringing just-in-time education and best practices to participants. Developed and facilitated by experts in the field, ISEP provides a pathway for novice and intermediate simulation educators, practitioners, and directors to learn and apply evidence-based strategies in simulation. Advanced practitioners will benefit from refinement of skills and best practices in simulation-based education.

ISEP is a comprehensive, online program integrating concepts of simulation and instructional design methodologies into practice with interactive, activity-based, on-line projects. Each of the 12 courses in the program incorporate participant discussion boards and video sessions with facilitators related to specific course projects and assignments. Some courses require participants to work together virtually to complete group projects.

Target Audience: Competent to expert level learner

Time Commitment: Six months (average of 10-12 hours per month)

Current ISEP Cohort Participants - login to the INACSL Center for Learning below to access your course.

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Program Information

Course Outline

  • Course 1: Introduction to the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice™
  • Course 2: Scenario Design
  • Course 3: Prebrief and Debrief
  • Course 4: Fidelity and Realism
  • Course 5: Assessment and Evaluation of Simulation Learning and Program Outcomes
  • Course 6: Healthcare Education Using Simulation
  • Course 7: Engaging and Developing Simulation Educators
  • Course 8: Simulation Beyond Manikins: Virtual & Gaming
  • Course 9: Simulation Operations (Sim Ops)
  • Couse 10: The Use of Standardized Patients
  • Course 11: Specialty Simulations
  • Course 12: Putting It All Together and Moving Forward in Simulation

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Integrate the Standards of Best Practice into curricula to advance the sciPence of simulation;
  • Demonstrate effective simulation design principles to facilitate learner-centered, simulation-based experiences;
  • Generate evaluation strategies to determine the impact on patient, participant and systems outcomes; and
  • Participate in leadership and scholarship activities to advance the science of simulation

Continuing Nursing Education Credit (CNE)

Upon completion of the ISEP course, participants will earn 112 continuing nursing education (CNE) credits. This has been determined based on a credit pilot study conducted with participants in the program.

  The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 



$1,200 USD | INACSL Member
$1,500 USD | Non-Member

Now offering group pricing! Contact [email protected] for more information regarding group registration: 

3-5 users: $1,200 USD each
5-10 users: $1,080 USD each
10+ users: $960 USD each


Cohort Registration Opens
July 2024 - December 2024 05/02/24
September 2024 - February 2025 07/02/24
November 2024 - April 2025 09/03/24


Registration for the ISEP July 2024 cohort is now open!

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Cornerstones of Best Practice

INACSL is dedicated to providing the necessary tools and educational resources to demonstrate excellence across all ten Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The Cornerstones of Best Practice course does not take the place of the INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP) but serves as an alternative learning environment for simulationists who are unable to commit to the six month, 12 course format or who want more flexible, independent, participant-driven educational course modules that they can complete online on your own schedule.

Learn more about Cornerstones of Best Practice