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Welcome to the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC)

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by Denise Lyons

MCSRC Purpose

The Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) is a new statewide funding initiative authorized under the auspices of the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) and jointly approved by the Health Services Cost Review Commission (MHEC). This program is designed to increase the quality and quantity of simulation used in nursing education. School of Nursing Deans and Directors and Hospital Chief Nursing Officers and Nurse Executives are encouraged to nominate nursing candidates, who are interested in serving as simulation leaders, for funding consideration.

The program goals are to:

  • promote the use of simulation in nursing education in Maryland,
  • establish simulation quality guidelines that will promote patient safety, and
  • provide resources to maintain simulation equipment for nursing programs

MCSRC Project

There are currently twenty-five schools of Nursing in Maryland that graduate entry-level nursing students, ten universities and fifteen community colleges. Each of the schools utilizes simulation to a different degree. Although the Nurse Support II program, funded through HSCRC provided extensive support to the universities and colleges, there is a great deal of variety in the number of simulations being used in the programs. Continuing concerns are resources for faculty training and equipment. More hospitals are participating in simulations and developing resources. There is an emphasis on collaboration between education and practice to develop shared resources through funding by NSP I and NSP II.

MHEC administers NSP II. The Workgroup completed the recommendations for programs that are needed to meet the future nursing workforce. A centralized resource center for Maryland, to provide training and promote collaboration in the use of simulation statewide will be funded as a faculty focused State-wide Initiative. Two earlier NSP II funded programs have been foundational to the development of statewide resources. The Maryland Faculty Academy for Simulation Training (M-FAST) and the Maryland Community College Simulation User Network (MCCSUN) programs and resources are incorporated in the center collaborative. Another NSP II grant supported the development of some simulation scenarios at Montgomery College. The college committed to provide support through facilities, posting simulation scenarios through open access and designating a nationally recognized and credentialed faculty member as the Simulation Coordinator for the Collaborative.

Whats Simmering

Congratulations MCSRC 2019 Equipment and Material awardee schools!!!!
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The MCSRC 2019 Equipment & Materials Award results are in!
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The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual Interprofessional Education Conference. It is a FREE one-day course on Faculty Development for Implementing Interprofessional Education, Practice and Simulation.
July 19th, 2019, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
at the Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus
800 N Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205
Space is limited and applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please reserve your spot NOW

The MCCSUN 10th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference will be held on June 4, 2019 at the Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville Campus. 

This years Keynote Speaker is Kristina Dreifuerst, “Incorporating Debriefing for Meaningful Learning into Simulation and Traditional Clinical Experiences.”

Learn more about MCCSUN
Register here.

The George Washington University School of Nursing is offering two simulation immersion courses: Best Practices for Directors and Coordinators of Simulation Programs and Best Practices in Teaching Simulation and Learning Pedagogy. Please see the link below. We hope to see you there.

New: MCSRC SEL III Dr. Denyce Watties-Daniels has published an article with a team: Tilghman, J.; Doswell, J.; Collington, S.; Watties-Daniels, D. (2018). Innovative utilization of augmented reality and simulation to promote nursing practice. Annals of Nursing and Primary Care. 1(1).

George Washington University Simulation Conference March 21-22, 2019. The conference focuses on clinical simulation implementation in Advanced Practice nursing education and Clinical practice settings to build clinical resiliency. Conference highlights include presentations of critical learning experiences and exemplars designed to enhance simulation programs. Register here

MCSRC in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University SON is pleased to announce availability of new online Interprofessional Care Coordination Rounds module. Please see the link on the MCSRC menu or register/sign-in to access modules at  

Congratulations to Tonya Schneidereith, MCSRC SEL III, on being awarded certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced! This certification distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced in their practice in healthcare simulation, and serve as mentors and examples to others in the field. Currently there are only 35 educators in the world with this certification. Tonya has become the third educator in Maryland to earn this recognition, following our own Dr. Sabrina Beroz. This means that 66% of the CHSE-As in Maryland are members of the MCSRC!

In collaboration with the MCSRC, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will be releasing new online Interprofessional Care Coordination Rounds modules soon. Check back here for updates.

Congratulations to Jasline Moreno (SEL III) and Lena Choudhary (SEL II) on their presentation at the 2018 NLN Summit.

The MCSRC 2018 Equipment & Materials Award results are in!
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Congratulations to Sabrina Beroz, MCSRC Faculty Lead as she takes office as VP for Membership on the INACSL Board of Directors.


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