Simulation Center

State-of-the-Art Simulation Center

Our state-of-the-art simulation center provides a safe learning environment that allows students to practice technical skills while integrating knowledge into practice. Our simulation center is equipped with the most modern technology and equipment, including but not limited to: 

  • Adult and infant high-fidelity Leardal™ mannequin-based simulators 
  • Subarachnoid block and epidural task trainers 
  • Storz™ C-MAC™ video laryngoscopes/flexible intubating video endoscopes 
  • Ambu™ fiberoptic bronchoscopes 
  • Glidescope™ video laryngoscopes/flexible intubating video endoscopes
  • McGrath™ video laryngoscopes 
  • Blue Phantom™ ultrasound task trainers 
  • SonoSim™ Point-of-care ultrasound task trainers 
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) simulators.

First Year

  • Sterile Technique 
  • Anesthesia Gas Machines 
  • Pre-operative Evaluation 
  • Induction of Anesthesia 
  • Basic Airway Workshop 
  • Spinal Workshop 
  • Problem-based Simulation
  • TeamStepps® 
  • Differential Diagnosis 

Second and Third Years

  • Central Line Workshop 
  • Pediatric Induction 
  • Epidural Workshop 
  • Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube Insertion 
  • Differential Diagnosis 
  • Crisis Resource Management  
  • Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop 
  • Advanced Difficult Airway Workshop 
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) Workshop 
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop 

Agatha Hodgins Memorial Award

Recognizing Outstanding Graduate Nurse Anesthetist of the Year

1974 Joanne Coudret 

1975 Carol A. Haynes 

1976 Jim Estrada 

1977 Randy Willeby 

1978 Frank Perez 

1979 Carol Jackson 

1980 Karen Kennedy 

1981 Gayle Ulshafer 

1982 Patricia Van Culin 

1983 Sharon Nakandakare 

1984 Elizabeth Sodbinow 

1985 Thomas Broach 

1986 Joyce Sherman Frankfurt 

1987 Lois Rodriquez Ruder 

1988 Martha Espinosa 

1989 Mark Shuzo Noguchi 

1990 Roy H. Fukuoka 

1991 Sharolyn Haida 

1992 Gregory S. Wright 

1993 Marianne Azar-Goodnight 

1994 Christine Jaussen 

1995 Ellen McCaughey 

1996 Karen Erickson  

1997 Susan Chesley 

1998 Michael Epperson 

1999 Mark Hunter 

2000 Karla Waddell/Cathy Forward 

2001 Bobby Smith/Robert Lineses 

2002 Debra Espinosa 

2003 Frank Cardoza 

2004 Jennifer Zitt-Thompson 

2005 Kate Sulitis/Joe Velasquez 

2006 Diana Padilla 

2007 Emily Hwang 

2008 John Cavitt 

2009 Sandy Yang 

2010 Lee Ranalli 

2011 Jennifer Morales 

2012 Kerrie Klein 

2013 Shelly Noland 

2014 Jaine Chapman 

2015 Jeff Kupfer 

2016 Michael Schafer 

2017 Ellison Concepcion 

2018 Amin Azam  

2019 Natalie Jones

2021 David Sierra 

KPSA Clinical Instructor of the Year

1985 Donald Schindler

1986 Danielle Civitello

1987 Esther Momrow

1988 Julianna Mortimer

1989 Theresa Park

1990 Janet Meredith

1991 Wendy Bryson

1992 Jane Lai

1993 Mary Perrin

1994 Patricia M. Hughes

1995 Lois MacDonald

1996 John B. Fisher

1997 Shelly Harthrong

1998 Heather Sargeant

1999 Greg Stone

2000 Jim Decker/Gregory Wright

2001 Jim Decker

2002 Joe Burkhard

2003 Ivan Valladolid

2004 Nancy Brown

2005 Kathi Ryan

2006 Sandra Lee

2007 Steve Peirera

2008 Corry DeRobertis

2009 William McIlvaine, MD

2010 Saro Davidian

2011 Mark Gabot

2012 Craig Cooper

2013 Ann Singleton

2014 Mojdeh Didehvarsadr

2015 John DellaRipa

2016 Anne Dondis

2017 Valerie Sedor

2018 Raymond Hussain

2019 Darlene Falco

2021 Kevin De Leon

CSUF Contributions to Professional Nursing Award

2021 Erika Giovaniello 

DNP Projects & Awards

Our program’s practice-oriented doctorate, combined with the academic education and clinical experience received throughout the program, prepares graduates to meet the demands of an increasingly complex healthcare system. Below are some of our graduates’ program projects from the College of Health and Human Development Student Research Showcase.

  • 1st Place for Oral Presentation: Perioperative Opioid Reduction in Orthopedic Spinal Surgeries:
    Jocelyn Brown, Blake Ohm, Scout Stanley
  • Disaster Preparedness: Massive Power Outage During Surgery:
    Joseph Ortega, Joshua Quesada, Caroline Yi
  • Implementation of Operating Room Crisis Checklists: A Simulation Based Educational Toolkit:
    Leo Myo, Rex Itchon, Ryan Guinoo
  • Implementing a Clinical Decision Support Tool to Minimize Nitrous Oxide Use:
    Rozely Barbero, Heather Todd, Mariam Youssef
  • Intravenous Fluid Administration During Colorectal Surgery:
    Mason Cox, William Frappaolo, Francisco Lievano
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Quality Improvement Project:
    Monica Lang, Quinn Le, Devon Reeves
  • Operating Room to Intensive Care Unit Handoff for Cardiac Surgery:
    Vincent Risler, Karanbir Sumra, Graham Valley
  • Perioperative Glycemic Management of Diabetic Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery:
    Chelsea Putman, Tyler Stitt
  • Perioperative Hyperoxygenation for the Reduction of Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Surgery Patients:
    Carla Morris, Kristy Abel
  • Rural California Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Workforce Study:
    Haiyun Bertrand, Se Park, Hana Yoo
  • Sugammadex and Hormonal Contraceptives: Improving Education and Documentation:
    Sydnie Dong, Christa Solis, Victor Tung
  • 1st place for Oral Presentation: Reducing the Use of Nitrous Oxide in an Urban Southern California Hospital:
    Erika Giovanniello, Rebecca Hamilton, Kuei-na Lee
  • Remifentanil Analgesia During Labor:
    Leezett Lopez, Katy Mabunay, Miroslav Ustemchuk
  • Perioperative Hyperoxygenation for Reducing Risk of Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Surgery Patients:
    Christina Cross, Kyla Winkle
  • Perioperative Glycemic Management of Diabetic Patients:
    Isabella Alcaraz, Kathryn Fukumoto, Shayne Santiago
  • Nurse Education: Utilizing Acetaminophen and NSAIDs to Reduce Postoperative Opioid Consumption After Orthopedic Surgery:
    Nicholas Rincon, Emanuel Sevilla, David Sierra
  • Non-Invasive Respiratory Monitoring for Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Postoperative Setting:
    Stevan Abt, Jeffrey Graham, Adrian Ramirez
  • Nitrous Oxide for the Management of Labor:
    Lindsay McCormick, Allison Spolsdoff
  • Improving Proper Disposal of Opioid Prescriptions Among Patients:
    Soomin Kim, Gina Nguyen
  • Enhancing simulation education: A quality improvement project to support professional development, growth, and education of nurses transitioning into the critical care setting:
    Jennifer Ngo, Austin Peik, Lisa Wheeler-Haggart
  • Enhancing Intravenous Fluid Administration In Colorectal Surgery:
    Caresse Correa, Allison Yue
  • Development of a Clinical Reference for Screening and Perioperative Management of Patients with OSA:
    Matthew Rosales, Meagan Sitzer, Alyssa Wagenhals