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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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Becky Damazo, RN, PNP, CHSE, MSN
SimCenter Director

Betsy Voelker, BA, CHSE Simulation Technology & Operations Specialist

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






The SimCenter is open from 7am until 7pm Monday to Friday.



The SimCenter was developed by a community partnership.  Click on the button to learn about this innovative approach to Simulation Center Development.



"Increasing Patient Safety Through Improved Clinical Proficiency and Teamwork"

About the Partnership

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reddot Any health professionals can schedule time at the Rural SimCenter. Call for information about costs and availability.

Would you like to become a partner at the Simulation Center and qualify for partnership benefits? Please contact the Becky Damazo

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 and administrative leaders from California State University, Chico School of Nursing, Enloe Medical Center, 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.

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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 Director:

Becky Damazo

Policy on Partnership Priority Scheduling:

The Simulation Center is available for scheduling from 7 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. until demand requires expanded hours of operation. Scheduling priority* is given to RNCSCP partners. CSU, Chico School of Nursing has priority scheduling during hours of operation Mondays, Wednesdays, 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.

Additionally, large blocks of time when school is not in session are available for groups to schedule classes. There are also days when students can schedule individual or small group practice sessions. We will expand our outreach within our geographic area until we reach scheduling capacity.

*It is expected that groups who qualify for priority scheduling will 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.


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