RHIC Simulation Center
The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (or RHIC), is a not-for-profit partnership between a diverse group of public and private organizations with the mission of advancing health and wellness through innovative, interprofessional education and training of current and future healthcare professionals. The cornerstone of that effort rests in the RHIC Simulation Center.
Started in 2011, the Simulation Center provides opportunities for students in over 30 health professions to learn in realistic, simulated environments that mimic the settings and situations they will see in their careers. Simulation allows these students to take the concepts of classroom learning and merge them with psychomotor skills, communication techniques, and interactions with other health disciplines.
Students in programs from the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana State University enjoy a wide variety of simulations activities that have been integrated into their curricula. In addition, students are afforded the opportunity of learning through interprofessional teams. Students are often placed into simulated situations where they are learning from, with, and about other disciplines, which is incredibly important as they will often be working side by side with professionals across the healthcare spectrum after graduation.
The RHIC was the first simulation center in the state of Indiana to become accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.