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Welcome to the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC)

Watch MCSRC SIM TALKS Interprofessional Education Integration
of Advanced Practice Nursing Simulations by Jill Buterbaugh

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

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!
View Awardees

Congratulations to Sabrina Beroz, MCSRC Faculty Lead as she takes office as VP for Membership on the INACSL Board of Directors.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Tonya Schneidereith on her INACSL award for Excellence in Service and Nancy Sullivan, recipient of the Debra Spunt Grant for Comparing the Gold Standard of Traditional Clinical Experience to the Simulation Experience.

Save the date for the MCCSUN 9th Annual Quest for Excellence on June 5 and 6 at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. Visit the MCCSUN website for conference information and registration forms -

Congratulations to MCSRC Faculty Lead, Sabrina Beroz, on her recent election to the INACSL Board of Directors as VP of Membership. She will officially take office following the INACSL Conference in June 2018.

This just in!
Four Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) nurses have been selected as winners in Baltimore magazine's 2018 “Excellence in Nursing” survey, including MCSRC SEL III Deborah Higgins!
Please join us in congratulating her!


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