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The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center

560 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926

Phone: (530) 332-5091
Fax: 530-332-5093

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SimCenter Staff

Becky Damazo, RN, PNP,
SimCenter Director

Betsy Voelker, BA, CHSE Simulation Technology & Operations Specialist

Sherry Fox, RN, CHSE, PhD
Research Advisor & CFO



"Increasing Patient Safety Through Improved Clinical Proficiency and Teamwork"


Upcoming Educational Events

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Don't Miss out on the Action! The Rural SimCenter is just a short drive from Redding, Sacramento or the Bay Area!

We offer a variety of instructor courses throughout the year. These courses provide beginning to advanced instruction in the use of simulation technology. Our award winning simulation center is the location of our courses and provides the learner with a chance to view technology from different manufacturers as well as provides the ideal setting for hands-on training in simulation. Click on the links below to access course information and flyers.

We are pleased to announce that we have been accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the area of Education and Teaching! We offer quality educational programs to meet your simulation education needs.

CHSE LogoAll of the SimCenter educators are CHSE (Certified Simulation Healthcare Educators)! If you'd like to become a certified educator ask us how!

newSummer 2014!

Sim 1.0

June 11-12 Simulation 1.0 The basics with new breakout options, including a "refresher option"! This course will showcase the latest simulation educator methods and get you off to a good start with scenario design and development.


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Sim 2.0

June 25-26 Simulation 2.0 The next steps in simulation education with increased focus on debriefing, unfolding case scenarios, evaluation, interdisciplinary cases and curriculum integration. This course is designed to assist the educator in ways to close student learning gaps.


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Sim 4G

July 7-10
Simulation 4G Specialty Courses. Check out the new courses:

  • Advanced Scenario Design
  • Working with live actors (standardized patients)
  • Advanced Debriefing Tools and Techniques
  • Theatrical Moulage

These courses are designed to complement the basic instructor courses without repeating content from other classes.

Prerequisite: beginning and intermediate level simulation courses. The specialty courses are advanced courses taught in small groups (registration is limited to 10) to assure an immersive experience with specialized attention and active learning.


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Join the RN~ASC Simulation Users Group!

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Northern California Simulation Users Group: RN-ASC (Rural North Area Simulation Collaborative).

E-mail for more information


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