Press Release SSH Grants Accreditation to Simulation Center
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SSH Grants Accreditation to Simulation Center

Aug 18, 2021

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Grants Accreditation to Joyce University’s Joyce Johnson Simulation Center

Draper – August 18, 2021 Joyce University, one of Utah’s largest nursing institutions, was awarded provisional accreditation by The Society for Simulation in Healthcare for its Joyce Johnson Simulation Center. Opened in 2019, this state-of-the-industry facility includes six simulation labs with sophisticated robotic patients and embedded audio and vision technology, new clinical skills labs, and an anatomy and physiology lab with life-sized, and highly advanced synthetic cadavers.

Provisional accreditation of our simulation program demonstrates a two-year track record of excellence in core and teaching/education standards of the Society for Simulation Healthcare.

The center was named after Joyce Johnson, a cherished nurse and Joyce University faculty member who has served in the field of nursing for over 35 years.

“We’ve been incredibly proud of our simulation center since it was first opened in 2019,” said Sherry Jones, President and CEO of Joyce University. “As one of the first universities in Utah with provisional accreditation, it is further validation that we have built something remarkable for our students. We look forward to future students benefiting from this space as they continue on their journey to becoming nurses.”

Joyce University expects to receive full accreditation for the center within the next few years.

Learn more about Joyce University and its innovative nursing programs.


    Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, formerly known as Ameritech College of Healthcare, is one of the largest nursing schools in Utah. Founded in 1979, Joyce University’s mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. With its campus in Draper, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers.

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