The evolution of a statewide network: The bay area simulation collaborative

K. T. Waxman, Amy Nichols, Colleen O'Leary-Kelley, Marjorie Miller

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The Bay Area Simulation Collaborative (BASC), established in 2007, is a group of more than 100 schools of nursing and hospitals, totaling more than 600 faculty and hospital educators, from both service and academia in the ten counties that comprise the San Francisco Bay Area. The California Institute for Nursing & Health Care leads the BASC, which was funded through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This 3-year project was designed to train and educate nursing faculty and hospital educators in the concepts of simulation. It was also designed to develop clinical simulation scenarios for use within the BASC. Finally, the project implemented a research and evaluation agenda to demonstrate that simulation makes a positive difference in the critical thinking skills of nursing students. This article will describe the evolution, purpose, and goals of the BASC and how the initial investment has been leveraged to create addition regional collaboratives in the state and ultimately, the California Simulation Alliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-351
Number of pages7
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic/service partnerships
  • Alliance
  • Collaborative
  • Education
  • Educator
  • Faculty development
  • Funding
  • Grant
  • Healthcare
  • Network
  • Nursing
  • School of nursing
  • Simulation
  • Statewide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation


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