Vision Statement

The MSU simulation sites will be nationally emulated centers for the development of innovative pedagogy and methodologies, evidence-based activities and competency-based educational programs for healthcare professionals or health systems to improve patient outcomes.



The vision of the Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) is to help prepare healthcare professional students, practicing providers, institutions, and industry to meet the health and safety needs of contemporary society. This will be accomplished through evidence-based innovative strategies facilitating:

  • A safe simulated environment for teaching and practicing decision making, professional behaviors and psychomotor skills prior to application in clinical settings
  • Competency-based assessment of learners
  • Promotion of interprofessional teaching, learning and collaborations
  • Simulation-based programs promoting land-grant, statewide and global initiatives
  • Support of research to improve healthcare education, processes and outcomes
  • Educational programs to assist in professional competencies, maintenance of certification(s) and professional development of faculty and practicing clinicians
  • Development of new innovations, skills and technologies