Simulation Instructor Development: Basic Course - December 9, 2025

Rochester, MN US
December 9, 2025

Course Director: Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE

December 9, 2025 - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

This In-person, one-day, multidisciplinary, interactive course will provide an introduction to simulation-based education. Topics discussed include principles of experiential learning, planning a simulation course, writing and implementing scenarios, and debriefing strategies. Participants also have opportunities to practice scenario writing and debriefing with the guidance of experienced faculty. Enrollment is limited to encourage discussion between attendees.

Please register early.

Calendar Invite: Package icon Simulation Instructor Development Debriefing; Beyond the Basics November

Target Audience

Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics and any other discipline interested in using simulation for education, assessment, research or systems improvement. 

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe fundamental concepts of simulation-based education (SBE)
  • Discuss designing and implementing SBE using established standards of simulation practice
  • Develop learner-focused simulation scenarios using best practices in SBE
  • Define debriefing and the goals of debriefing
  • Demonstrate skills required of a debriefing facilitator 

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.25 ANCC
  • 7.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/09/2025 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/09/2025 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
150 3rd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

The Simulation Instructor Development: Basic Course is held in the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, which is located on the main floor of the Stabile Building, 150 Third St. SW, Rochester, Minnesota. It is easily accessible by skyway and the pedestrian subway that connects Mayo Clinic to shops, restaurants, and hotels.

The Stabile Building can be found on page four of the campus map (PDF). Learn about travel information and lodging options in Rochester, Minnesota.


All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Director
Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE

Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE
Jane Clobes, M.S.N., R.N., CHSE
Valerie Willis, M.S.N.,RN
Shelley Wolfe M.S.N., RN, CHSE

Planning group
Torrey Laack, M.D.
Daniel Anger (Paramedic)
Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN-BC, CHSE
Jane Clobes, M.S.N., R.N., CHSE
Alexander Finch M.D.
Stephanie Holst, RRT 
Diana Kelm M.D.
Matthew Tentis, P.A.-C.
Jodi Thoreson

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 7.25 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.25 ANCC
  • 7.25 Attendance


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