About Simulation Center

The MyMichigan/LSSU Superior Simulation Center, located in the rural community of Sault Ste. Marie in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan and near the border of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, provides an innovative, state-of-the-art learning environment to students and the community. At Superior Simulation Center, we believe healthcare simulation is a proven method for multi-professional education and training.

Healthcare simulation-based education was first implemented into Lake Superior State University’s nursing curriculum in the fall 2013 semester. Superior Simulation Center was established in a one-room building located off-campus in 2014. In 2015, the LSSU Paramedicine Program implemented simulation education into its curriculum. During these years, the Simulation Center provided cutting-edge instruction, serving as a learning laboratory of challenging, immersive training for nurses, paramedics, and other health care professionals at LSSU, in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and throughout lower Northern Michigan. With the increased need for simulation-based education in rural communities, Superior Simulation Center established a partnership in 2018 with the local hospital, now known as MyMichigan Sault Medical Center, to build an advanced Simulation Center on the LSSU campus.