April 11, 2016 | 4 p.m.
By Lauren Pareigat ’08, Communications Specialist for College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Nursing Jone Tiffany has earned credentials as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
Tiffany is among the first to receive these credentials, with only 634 others in the world. Only five others in the state of Minnesota have also earned the CHSE and one other of those is also in academia. “CHSE certification is formal, international recognition and validation of Jone's specialized expertise in healthcare-related simulation education,” praised Beth Peterson, acting associate dean of nursing. “She has been at the forefront of simulation and simulation innovation for many years, not only at Bethel, but within the field overall.”
Achieving this certification requires a minimum of two years experience working with simulations. This was no problem for Tiffany, who has been actively involved in the SSH since 2006, leading her colleagues in podium presentations and workshops at the international conferences multiple times. Her involvement in the area of simulation for healthcare has positively impacted the nursing programs at Bethel at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has been instrumental in the acquisition, application, and assessment of simulation devices, software, and other tools into Bethel’s nursing curricula.
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is an international organization that works to use simulated activities, including patient simulators and virtual reality among many others, to improve healthcare performance and reduce errors in patient care. With the view that simulation represents a paradigm shift in health care education, SSH promotes improvements in simulation technology, educational methods, practitioner assessment, and patient safety that promote competent and excellent patient care, including continuous measurements and improvements in patient outcomes. For more about SSH and the CHSE certification, visit the SSH website.