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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.


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"Increasing Patient Safety Through Improved Clinical Proficiency and Teamwork"

Information for Students


Students are both undergraduate and practicing professionals who may spend educational time at the SimCenter.

The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center Partnership is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art education using dynamic teaching tools. Through the use of the Clinical Simulation Center, students and professionals can experience risk-free, hands-on clinical situations. Examples include mock codes, intubation procedures, inserting chest tubes, managing critical care scenarios and numerous other opportunities.

The simulation center is designed to allow the student to update their clinical practice--by working as individuals or teams--in real-case scenarios designed improve student skills, communication, teamwork, and professionalism without risk.

Students will be working with high fidelity mannequins or in some cases with standardized patient volunteers. These volunteers serve as actors in patient cases. Patient Volunteers receive case information and objectives and work with simulation instructors to provide a realistic training experience for students.

Students who are scheduled to spend time at the SimCenter may wish to read our policies prior to your visit.


  1. VISITOR EXPECTATIONS : Please review the Visitor Expectations form by clicking on the link on the page sidebar.  We want you to be are aware of specific policies regarding dress, food and jewelry. 
  2. EVALUATION: Program and outcome evaluation is an active part of the curriculum to assess the programmatic and procedural specific strengths of using simulation for instruction. Our policy at the SimCenter is that evaluation is completed for every student, every time they visit.

The SimCenter staff is available to help you if you have any questions.


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