Learn About the SimCenter Partnership
The School of Nursing at California State University,
Chico has partnered with Enloe Medical Center, Feather River
Hospital and Oroville Hospital to provide
a center designed to facilitate interdisciplinary contacts
and relationships throughout the community.
The Rural Northern California Simulation Partnership (RNCSP)
consists of education
leaders from California
Chico School of Nursing,
Feather River Hospital and Oroville Hospital.
This technology-based joint venture weaves together education
and practice with the goal of building students clinical competencies
without risk or harm to patients, and faculty can hone their
teaching skills using cutting edge systems and practicing nurses
can access updated information.
The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center Partnership
believes that the availability of a state of the art education
center will help rural nurses keep pace with their urban counterparts
with the goal of keeping rural nurses in rural communities.
Critical to all our efforts are the public/private collaborative
partnerships. This unique initiative affords us the opportunity
to confront the status quo and build for the future
This group has defined the Rural SimCenter project goals,
participated in resource development, site evaluation and project
scheduling. The CSU, Chico School of Nursing serves as the
lead agency for the partnership and the CSU, Research Foundation is responsible for
managing the financial resources. The SimCenter Director facilitates communication between
partners, and provides competent management and efficient
usage of the Rural Simulation Center.
Our Team was first runner-up in the ADVANCE for Nurses 2009 BEST NURSING TEAM Competition and received recognition and a feature article in the journal.
The RNCSP Executive Advisory Board for 2013-2014 consists of representatives from each partner agency as well as student and community members.
Government agencies, Community Groups and Foundations have generously supported the SimCenter.
Questions about the SimCenter can be directed to the
Policy on Partnership Priority Scheduling:
is available for
7 a.m. until 7:00
p.m. until demand
hours of operation.
given to RNCSCP
Chico School of
Nursing has priority
hours of operation
and Thursdays. Partner hospitals
have priority scheduling
Tuesdays and Fridays. It is possible to have two groups at the Rural SimCenter at the same time, however scheduling priorities continue.
large blocks of
time when school
is not in session
are available for
groups to schedule
are also days when
students can schedule
individual or small
sessions. We will
expand our outreach
within our geographic
area until we reach
is expected that
groups who qualify
make their requests
at least 6 weeks
in advance. Groups
who would like to schedule during priority times may make requests
if the time is shown as available on the calendar and it is less than 6 weeks from the date requested.