Big Bend Simulation Technology Program Receives Certification

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COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD
Cheryl Schweizer

MOSES LAKE — A program at Big Bend Community College that trains students to work with medical simulation equipment has received provisional accreditation from the world’s largest accreditation organization in that field.

The Simulation Technology program was notified of provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Provisional accreditation is good for two years. Program administrators can apply for full accreditation after two years.

The accreditation process is a “peer-reviewed, customized evaluation of a simulation program,” said communications coordinator Tiffany Sukola. The evaluators “look at several factors including program structure, long-term plans and teaching outcomes. The Big Bend program was commended for having state of the art labs and simulators, an innovative curriculum and staff and instructors who were highly qualified industry experts.”

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