Bay Area Simulation Collaborative
Over 100 schools and hospitals – involving 600+ educators in the ten county San Francisco Bay Area — comprise The Bay Area Simulation Collaborative (BASC), funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. BASC trains nursing faculty and hospital educators in simulation and develops clinical simulation scenarios. The project includes research to demonstrate that simulation makes a difference in nursing students’ critical thinking skills. Over 500 faculty have been trained and 50 scenarios written.
- KT Waxman, Program Director
- Deloras Jones, Executive Director
- Colleen O’Leary-Kelley, Researcher
An Advisory Committee includes simulation experts, key stakeholders and vendors, and is chaired by Cindy White, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. An Operating Committee includes nursing school deans and directors, hospital nurse executives and educators, and is chaired by Colleen O’ Leary-Kelley, San Jose State University.