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Why RMU?


Shining a new light on the value of simulation. We are leaders in simulation education. 



SSH AccreditationRISE Center

The RMU Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education Center (RISE Center)is one of the few simulation centers based in a school of nursing, not associated with a major medical university, that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The RISE Center at Robert Morris University is world-renowned in healthcare simulation and provides professional development and education to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals from across the nation. 

12525409_1106599696040891_1275449817836277639_oFaculty specifically educated and certified in simulation lead all simulation activities within the center. High fidelity mannequins and standardized patients are used in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the newly expanded RISE Center located in Scaife Hall. This center includes an eight-bed clinical performance suite, four high-fidelity simulation rooms, two primary care offices and a simulated apartment for community health training. 

12628397_1106597502707777_5407524467079645867_oSimulation provides essential supplemental clinical education for students and healthcare providers in a safe realistic environment. Scenarios offer applied hands-on experiences in the most common clinical diagnoses and low occurrence, high stakes situations such as cardiac arrests. 

Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management

This 12 credit graduate-level certificate offers health sciences educators the opportunity to gain current knowledge and experience in techniques related to simulation facilitation, evaluation and leadership. This certificate program prepares graduates for the CHSE examination. Participants will be able to:

  • Integrate standards for best practice within a simulation program
  • Determine priorities for funding of simulation research projects
  • Identify leadership strategies to enhance success of a simulation program
  • Utilize innovative trends such as TeamSTEPPS® teamwork training in designing experiences
  • Explore technologies appropriate for use in a simulation laboratory
Students in the certificate program develop an e-portfolio that can be used as a personal marketing tool for future employment.


The Professional E-Portfolio is incorporated in the MSN and Simulation Certificate program and helps students pursue employment for faculty positions in academia and the clinical settings. This gives our students a competitive edge during the interviewing process. The Professional E-Portfolio includes the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Project
  • Process Improvement Project
  • Clinical Experience
  • Document Library-A sample assignment from each course in the MSN program
  • Professional References