Conferences & Institutes

Simulation Immersion and Mastery Institute


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IU School of Nursing
Resource Center for Innovation in Clinical Nursing Education
600 Barnhill Drive, 3rd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46202

At the SIM Institute, you will learn to design, implement, debrief, and evaluate simulations in nursing education and hospital settings. You will review evidence-based findings with an emphasis on guidelines for nurse educators using simulation in the educational arena. During the institute, you will learn the basic elements of setting up a simulation based on the framework of Jeffries (2005) and principles of best practice in using simulation.

During the four days of the institute, you will be immersed in simulations, become familiar with different types and uses of simulation, learn basic Laerdal programming skills, practice moulage techniques for the manikin, and improve debriefing skills.

The goals of the training are to:

  • Identify key elements to include in a well-designed, learner-centered simulation
  • Develop, set-up, run, debrief, and evaluate a simulation scenario
  • Discuss strategies to successfully integrate simulations into the educational plan

Each participant will be required to complete pre-institute work and bring a laptop (no tablets or Apple products because of software required at institute) to the institute with programming software already downloaded. More information will be sent after registration is received. 

Registration is extremely limited so register early! 

  • Fees



    The fee includes access to electronic handouts, lunch, and breaks each day.

    Please note that transfers are not available for this institute.

    Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. On-site payment is not accepted. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at or by phone at 812-855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Agenda

    Monday–Thursday  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (Subject to change)
    Registrants will receive detailed agenda information closer to the date of the institute.

  • Speakers

    Institute Presenters

    Speakers will be announced soon!

    Agenda, speakers, and topics subject to change without notice.

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  • Contact Hours

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    To earn contact hours you must attend the entire institute and complete the institute evaluation.


  • Registration Information

    To be added to a mailing list for 2020 information and registration information when available, please complete the form found by clicking here

    Registration for this activity is limited. Once full capacity is reached, a wait list will be collected.

    This activity is subject to cancellation if minimum registration levels are not met. 

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