Simulation Center at 525@VINE

After completing the required 100 hours of continuing education and successfully passing the national certification examination, re-entry program candidates may schedule a visit to an NBCRNA-recognized simulation site to have their clinical skills validated in simulated testing scenarios. This experience is a required portion of the reentry process and is a great confidence-builder for CRNAs who have been out of practice.

Mission

  • Enhance patient safety profiles of learners through the use of simulation. 
  • Provide an enriching education through simulation which leads participants to embody passion for healthcare, commitment to professionalism, and stewardship of their profession. 

Vision 

  • To be recognized as a leader in innovative healthcare education by providing learning opportunities throughout the career of healthcare professionals. 
  • Create pipeline and outreach programs that are designed to prepare and inspire students to pursue careers in healthcare related fields.   

Simulation-based NBCRNA Skills Validation

After completing the required 100 hours of continuing education and successfully passing the national certification examination, re-entry program candidates may schedule a visit to a NBCRNA-recognized simulation site to have their clinical skills validated in simulated testing scenarios. This experience is a required portion of the reentry process and is a great confidence-builder for CRNAs who have been out of practice.

Our NBCRNA-approved re-entry process includes:

  • A supportive environment for completing NBCRNA Step 2 simulation testing requirements
  • Introduction to simulation
  • Use of anesthesia machines
  • Five carefully-crafted scenarios that allow you to demonstrate the skills required for re-entry to certification

Upcoming examination dates available in 2020:

  • January 13-15, 2020
  • April 6-8, 2020 
  • October 21-23, 2020

Simulation Center Reviews

  • “Truly, this has been one of the most stressful experiences of my life, and your prompt, professional, and caring assistance did a lot to help me through it.  I couldn’t be more impressed with the ENTIRE Wake Forest team.”

  • “I really appreciated the instructors. It was difficult being in the reentry program; my confidence was low, and the instructors seemed to understand this, and were very patient. They allowed me room to grow and learn.”

  • “While it was a very stressful time for me, the staff at the Center were so supportive and helpful!”

  • “I felt the staff/faculty were really invested in my success - not only in the re-certification sim but also as I return to practice.”

  • “All staff and faculty members were calm, nonjudgmental, intelligent, and informative.” 

  • “The staff are professional, knowledgeable and KIND.  And they treat us with respect.”