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Cornerstones of best Practice


INACSL is dedicated to providing the necessary tools and educational resources to aid in your path to Endorsement and to demonstrate excellence across all ten Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The Cornerstones of Best Practice program creates a new way to learn about the four cornerstones of high quality simulation — Prebriefing, Facilitation, Professional Integrity, and Debriefing — with more flexible, independent, participant-driven educational course modules that you can complete online on your own schedule.

This module does not take the place of the INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP) but serves as an alternative learning environment for simulationists who are unable to commit to the six month, 12 course format or who want to customize their Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice learning plan. The Cornerstones of Best Practice can be purchased as a four-course bundle or purchased individually to customize your learning experience. 

The Cornerstones of Best Practice also serve as a new milestone in the path to Endorsement. Although not required to apply for Endorsement, this new program can help you feel prepared and ready to start the Endorsement process with your institution.

  • Best Practices Workshops
    • Half day workshop
  • NEW! Cornerstones of Best Practice
    • 4-part course; 3-4 hours to complete, participant-driven
  • INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP)
    • 12-part course; 6 months to complete; instructor-driven
  • Apply for Endorsement 


Program Information

Course Outline

Cornerstone Standards (available now)

  • Module 1: Prebriefing
  • Module 2: Facilitation
  • Module 3: Professional Integrity
  • Module 4: Debriefing

Advanced Standards (coming soon)

  • Module 5: Simulation Design
  • Module 6: Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education
  • Module 7: Professional Development
  • Module 8: Operations
  • Module 9: Outcomes and Objectives
  • Module 10: Evaluation of Learning and Performance

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Cornerstones of Best Practice, the learner will be able to:

  • The learner will examine the criteria and required elements of Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice for Core Four Endorsement.
  • The learner will reference the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice while analyzing their own simulation program to identify gaps within their program.
  • The learner will identify strategies to both integrate and apply the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice within their own simulation program to prepare for Core Four Endorsement.

Continuing Nursing Education Credit (CNE)

Upon completion of the Cornerstones of Best Practice course, participants can earn up to 4 continuing nursing education (CNE) credits with purchase of full package or 1 continuing nursing education (CNE) credit with purchase of individual modulesThis has been determined based on a credit pilot study conducted with participants in the program.

  The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 



Full Package Pricing (includes four modules)
$500 | INACSL Member
$650 | Non-Member

Cost Per Module (if purchased individually)
$150 | INACSL Member
$185 | Non-Member

Group pricing available! Contact [email protected] for more information regarding group registration: 

1-5 users: $500 each
5-10 users: $450 each
10+ users: $405 each

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