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Carolinas Simulation Center

At Carolinas Simulation Center, Simulated Participants (SPs), also referred to as Standardized Patients, help with the training and evaluation of health care professionals in medicine, nursing and other disciplines. A SP is a person who has been coached to accurately and consistently recreate the history, personality, physical findings and emotional state of an actual patient. They can portray the role of a family member or be used as an anatomy model for ultrasound or physical assessment training. SPs are also used to portray other health care professionals such as a nurse or technician, these SPs are called Embedded Nurses (ENs). 

For sessions that need an EN, we hire current or former registered nurses (RNs). If you are interested in this role, please see our FAQs for Embedded Nurses. After you have reviewed the FAQs and decided to pursue this opportunity, you may apply.

For more information on SPs portraying patients, family members and anatomy models, please see our FAQs for SPs. After you have reviewed the FAQs and decided to pursue this opportunity, you may apply.

If you have additional questions or need further guidance please email our Simulated Participant Coordinator, Leslie Nester at Leslie.Nester@atriumhealth.org or call 704-355-0902.

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