Simulation Program Funding Sources & Models

Session B, lead by Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN

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Presentation Slides:

Download Carolyn’s presentation slides here. (2nd half of slides for Funding Presentation).

Session Description:

It’s all about the money! One of our panel experts will lead our conversation into the topic of how to find and continue the funding necessary to operate modern day clinical education/training facilities and programs. A recent survey of institutions utilizing medical simulation found that more than half do not have an ongoing operational annual budget! How can we plan for success without gaining the financial support necessary? Medical Simulation Consultants on our panel have helped countless simulation programs identify funding priorities and development successful Return-On Investment strategies. Discussion will include considerations for both single to multi-lab or in-situ simulation budgets. After this presentation, the HSA panel of experts will continue the conversation discussing collaborative funding models, initial capital vs. ongoing overhead costs, grant and donor opportunities, short and long-term budget projections, hidden costs, pitfalls to avoid as well as cost saving techniques. Audience question and answer session to follow. In this session we will learn what funding methods the HealthySimAdmin panel of experts utilized to successfully develop and operate simulation center spaces, staff and equipment.

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Session Presentation Lead By:

Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas

Carolyn Yucha is Dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was a developer of the CSCLV and serves on its Advisory Committee. Dr. Yucha earned her academic credentials from the State University of New York system: her BS in Nursing from the University at Albany, her MS in Nursing from the University at Buffalo, and her PhD in Physiology from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse NY. She worked at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Florida before moving to Las Vegas. Dr. Yucha has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, has published numerous articles, and is editor of a scientific journal, Biological Research for Journal.

Dr. Yucha was instrumental in creating the original concept of the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. She worked with architects to design the space and worked closely with other Deans to develop the curriculum, staffing, and financial model to sustain the center. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the CSCLV.


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