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Carolinas Simulation Center, located in Charlotte, N.C., is the region's only facility to Achieve Dual Accreditation.
Opened in 2007, Carolinas Simulation Center is the only facility in the region to be both an American College of Surgeons accredited Level I Education Institute and a Society for Simulation in Healthcare accredited simulation center (Assessment, Research, and Teaching/Education). These prestigious accreditations designate Carolinas Simulation Center as a provider of quality education and a partner in advancing patient safety through educational endeavors.
The Center was established as a multidisciplinary simulation center to meet the training needs of Carolinas Medical Center and its related entities as well as healthcare providers and community groups from across the surrounding region. Being a contributing member of the National League of Nursing (NLN), Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation for Nursing (INACSL) and a local consortium of simulation users—Carolinas Healthcare Simulation Alliance-Piedmont (CHSA-P)—uniquely positions Carolinas Simulation Center to meet the needs of a wide range of user groups.
One of the center's priorities is educational research for continuous improvement of educational methods.
Faculty can provide structured, risk-free, hands-on educational experiences for medical and surgical residents, nursing and nurse anesthesia students, AHEC, and other allied health personnel. Emphasis is given to curriculum development and implementation on a variety of simulators.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences campus is located in downtown Charlotte, NC on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte is home to a number of notable universities and colleges such as Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte School of Law, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Several notable colleges are located in the metropolitan suburbs. In Davidson, Davidson College is ranked in the top 10 nationally among liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News & World Report. Additional colleges in the area include Belmont Abbey College in the suburb of Belmont, North Carolina, and Wingate University in the suburb of Wingate, North Carolina.
Also nearby are Winthrop University, Clinton Junior College and York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Carolinas HealthCare System owns property near Carolinas Medical Center and makes these houses and apartments available for students enrolled at Carolinas College or any of the other educational entities associated with the System. Located within walking distance of both the college and the hospital, the houses and apartments are a convenient place to live while enrolled. The houses are available for multiple tenants and families, and the apartments offer residence hall-style living as well as private units.