Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam

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Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam

SKU# 9780826120113

Author: Linda Wilson PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN, Ruth A. Wittmann-Price PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF


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The authors of this review manual have captured all of the elements of simulation from establishing the objectives of simulated learning experiences, to constructing scenarios, to debriefing students and the simulation team, to assessing and evaluating the learning that has accrued. They have also described the range of simulation options and the contexts for their most effective use.

;Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and Professor

College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University

Health professionals embarking on a career teaching simulation are embracing a world of innovation in which both teacher and student can develop their healthcare skills more rapidly and promote better patient outcomes. This is the first practice manual to assist healthcare simulation educators in the United States and internationally in preparing for certification in this rapidly emerging field. The authors, noted experts in simulation and education, have carefully analyzed the CHSE blueprint to ascertain what material is most likely to be covered. They present this information in a user-friendly, pithy outline format.

This review manual provides numerous features that help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, test-taking strategies, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. It features current evidence-based teaching practices and incorporates case studies to connect simulation situations to simulation education with healthcare students and includes information about advanced certification and recertification.


  • Comprises the first review book for the CHSE exam
  • Follows the CHSE test blueprint
  • Fosters optimal learning and retention through use of a pithy outline format
  • Provides Teaching Tips feature for best simulation practice
  • Includes Evidence-Based Simulation Practice boxes that focus on current research
  • Incorporates case studies, 230+ test questions, end-of-chapter practice questions, and test-taking strategies
  • The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and CHSE marks are trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

    This manual is an independent publication and is not endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the Society.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 28, 2014
  • Page Count 442
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120113
  • EISBN 9780826120120

About The Author(s) 

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN, is dean of the School of Health Sciences and professor of nursing at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She has been an obstetrical/women's health nurse for 38 years. Dr. Wittmann-Price received her AAS and BSN degrees from Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, and her MS as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist (CNS) from Columbia University, New York, New York. She completed her PhD in nursing at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, and received the Dean's Award for Excellence. She developed a mid-range nursing theory, "Emancipated Decision-Making in Women's Health Care." and has tested her theory in four research studies. International researchers are currently using her theory as the foundation for their studies. Her theory is being used by researchers at the University of Limpopo, South Africa, in their campaign, "Finding Solutions for Africa," which helps women and children. Dr. Wittmann-Price was also the appointed research coordinator for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and oversaw the evidence-based practice projects for nursing (2007-2010). Hahnemann University Hospital was granted initial Magnet designation in December 2009. Dr. Wittmann-Price has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 16 years and has completed an international service-learning trip. Currently, she teaches women's health to baccalaureate students and to students on the MSN nurse educator track. Dr. Wittmann-Price mentors DNP and PhD students and is on several committees at both Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Widener University. She has coedited or authored 14 books, contributed chapters to two books, and written over 20 articles. She has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Wittmann-Price was inducted into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows in 2013 and became a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2015.

Table of Contents 


Foreword Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP




  1.   Overview of the Certification Examination, Advanced Certification, and Recertification

        Brittny D. Chabalowski

  2.   The Certification Examination Test Plan

        Ruth A. Wittmann-Price

  3.   Test-Taking Strategies

        Brenda Reap Thompson


  4.   Leadership in Simulation

        Brittny D. Chabalowski

  5.   Special Learning Considerations in Simulation

        Ruth A. Wittmann-Price and Crystal Graham


  6.   Educational Theories, Learning Theories, and Special Concepts

        Ruth A. Wittmann-Price and Samuel W. Price

  7.   Implementing Simulation in the Curriculum

        Nina Multak

  8.   Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Implications in Healthcare Simulation

        Bonnie A. Haupt and Colleen H. Meakim

  9.   Human Patient Simulator Simulation

        Carol Okupniak

10.   Moulage in Simulation

        John T. Cornele

11.   Simulation Principles, Practice, and Methodologies for Standardized Patient Simulation

        Linda Wilson and Samuel W. Price

12.   Hybrid Simulation

        Anthony Errichetti

13.   Part-Task Trainers

        Deborah S. Arnold and Ruth A. Wittmann-Price

14.   Interprofessional Simulation

        Sharon Griswold, Kymberlee Montgomery, Kate Morse, and Gregory J. Owsik

15.   Debriefing

        Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, Leland J. (Rocky) Rockstraw, and Terry Kirk

16.   Standardized Patient Debriefing and Feedback

        Anthony Errichetti

17.   Virtual Reality

        Rosemary Fliszar


18.   Planning Simulation Activities

        Karen K. Gittings

19.   Evaluation of Simulation Activities

        Melanie Leigh Cason and Frances Wickham Lee


20.   Operations and Management of Environment, Personnel, and Nonpersonnel Resources

        Carolyn H. Scheese

21.   Accreditation of Simulation Laboratories and Simulation Standards

        Anthony Battaglia, Fabien Pampaloni, Beth A. Telesz, and Deborah Coltrane


22.   Fostering Professional Development in Healthcare Simulation

        Mark C. Crider and Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

23.   The Role of Research in Simulation

        Judy I. Murphy

Practice Test

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, Linda Wilson, and Samuel W. Price

Answers and Rationales to End-of-Chapter Practice Questions

Answers and Rationales to Practice Test