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About the Partnership



Learn About the SimCenter Partnership

California State University, Chico has partnered with Enloe Medical Center and Oroville Hospital to provide a center designed to facilitate interdisciplinary contacts and relationships throughout the community.  Human patient simulation technology-and the development of this partnership is a joint venture that weaves together education and practice with the goal of building students clinical competencies without risk or harm to patients.  In addition, faculty can hone their teaching skills using cutting edge teaching tools.  Practicing nurses can access training for changing clinical environments, systems and equipment.


The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center Partnership believes that the availability of a state of the art education center will help rural nurses keep pace with their urban counterparts with the goal of keeping rural nurses in rural communities. Critical to all our efforts are the public/private collaborative partnerships. This unique partnership affords us the opportunity to confront the status quo and build for the future.


The RNCSP Executive Advisory Board consists of representatives from each partner agency as well as interested community members. This group has defined the Rural SimCenter project goals, participated in resource development, site evaluation and project scheduling. The CSU, Chico School of Nursing serves as the lead agency for the partnership and Chico State Enterprises (CSE) is responsible for managing the financial resources. The SimCenter Director facilitates communication between partners, and provides competent management and efficient usage of the Rural Simulation Center.  Government agencies, Community Groups and Foundations have generously supported the SimCenter.


Questions about the SimCenter can be directed to the Rural SimCenter Director:


Elisabeth Voelker


"Increasing Patient Safety Through Improved Clinical Proficiency and Teamwork!"

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