Nursing school simulation centre receives international accreditation

The Society of Simulation in Healthcare Open New Browser Window (SSH) has spoken: George Brown College is now the first college and nursing school in Canada to receive the SSH accreditation. 

Michael Eliadis, Manager of the Simulation Centre, says the new accreditation signals our, “full accountability,” and demonstrates that the college is, “working in absolute best practices, policies, and procedures.” 

Our Simulation Centre currently features five 12-bed simulation practice labs, four high-fidelity suites, one mid-fidelity practice lab, one operating room, The Health eHome (a fully functioning bachelor apartment), four demonstration kitchens, and both high and low-fidelity mannequins. These facilities allow our students to work through a wide range of healthcare scenarios, helping them prepare for future placement, job readiness and work opportunities. 

"The accreditation is significant in the sense that it establishes what we already knew internally: that the George Brown College Simulation Program is a leader locally, provincially and nationally," says Eliadis. "It legitimizes and validates the curriculum, faculty, facility and staff that is involved."

The SSH's review panel praised George Brown’s student-centric approach, noting that the Simulation Centre has been “designed with learners in mind…  reflects existing best practices, and is recognized as a centre of excellence.”

The accreditation has been granted for a five-year period.