Interprofessional Simulation Program

In 2015, Valley Children’s launched the Interprofessional Education Simulation Program. The program includes all members of our pediatric healthcare team, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory care practitioners and others. Its structure was developed by an Interprofessional Steering Committee of leaders in administration, medical and nursing education and information technology.

The program incorporates Healthcare Simulation Standards and Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

Program leaders have presented at national and international conferences sponsored by the California Simulation Alliance, INACSL, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Annual Conference and The International Pediatric Simulation Society.


The Valley Children’s Healthcare Interprofessional Simulation Program will promote the highest quality and safest pediatric patient-centered care. Through collaborative interprofessional education using a dynamic simulation environment, we aim to improve the health and safety of our patients with quality experiences and improved outcomes. 


Our vision is to disseminate expert pediatric education to healthcare organizations in the Central Valley and become a nationally recognized leader in pediatric interprofessional simulation. Our simulation experiences will exemplify our values of excellence, innovation, collaboration, integrity, stewardship and compassionate care.