Rural North Area Simulation Collaborative

The Rural North Area Simulation Collaborative, RN~ASC, includes Simulation Centers located from Sacramento to the Oregon border and from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Pacific Ocean.  The collaborative has a strong presence from area simulation centers including the following:

Simulation Center Simulation Contact
American River College School of Nursing Diana Johnston and Christine Overmiller
Butte College School of Nursing Brenda Johanssen
College of the Siskyous School of Nursing Tricia Bravo and Gerri Fedora
Feather River College Pat Buckner
Humboldt Bay Regional Simulation Center Kindra Waluk
Mendocino College School of Nursing Karen Wilson
Pacific Union College School of Nursing Joan Hughson
Rural Northern California Simulation Center Becky Damazo
Shasta College School of Nursing Terri Snow
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Susie Petrillo

The RN~ASC group meets twice a year in April and October.  Each meeting highlights a member simulation center, provides technical training, showcases new equipment available for simulation and includes time for networking, questions and resource sharing.   The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center (Rural SimCenter) is located in Chico and hosts RN~ASC meetings.  The Rural SimCenter was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation and Healthcare and offers simulation educator training—including team training options–on a regular basis.  To learn more about the RN~ASC and Simulation Educator training available at the Rural SimCenter visit

Contact Becky Damazo,, for more information.