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RISE Center

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Today's rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care environment requires advanced technology to guide patient care. One of the key components in this exciting new era is simulation. Using life-like computerized mannequins and trained actors (Standardized Patients), the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center replicates today's complex real world environment. In the RISE Center, participants experience specially designed scenarios to practice important cognitive, teamwork, and psychomotor skills needed to succeed in today's world.

The RISE Center at Robert Morris University, developed in 2009, is a major regional educational resource and a center of excellence for simulation training and research. The center's internationally recognized faculty and specially trained simulation specialists and technicians work side by side with health care organizations around the region, creatively broadening the educational experience of health sciences students by maximizing their learning opportunities. The RISE Center located in the School of Nursing and Health Science building offers:

A Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate Program, taught by world-class simulation faculty to help train the next generation of simulation educators in the academic and healthcare setting

Courses in TeamSTEPPS? Teamwork training principles

Interprofessional experiences aligned with the IPEC Core Competencies

Learning experiences using the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice-Simulation

Accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

RISE on the Road Activities providing in-situ training within healthcare organizations