Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center received provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

The provisional accreditation means that Minnesota State Mankato’s nursing simulation center is accredited for two years. At the end of that period, the University will apply for full accreditation status (which is five years in length). Standards for both provisional and full accreditation are the same.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center has two branches – academic and workforce training. The academic branch, in existence since 2010, had sufficient outcome data for the accreditation application, but the workforce training branch, established in 2017, was not able to collect sufficient outcome data prior to the accreditation application. This outcome data will be collected and applied to the five-year accreditation application.

Minnesota State Mankato’s 16,000-square-foot simulation center gives students access to 13 high-fidelity mannequins, ranging from newborns to adults and newly expanded space and equipment resources bring practice partners into the simulation space and provide training to their workforces.