WV STEPS is the primary simulation center for West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Morgantown Campus. As such, we provide educational support for all of the schools within the health science community. Funding is supplied from the various schools through main line item budgets, as well as student lab fees. Organizationally STEPS is under the School of Medicine and conducts daily business as one of their centers. STEPS also provides education for the graduate level students to include Graduate Medical Education and Nurse Practitioner programs.
Vision Statement: Promoting patient safety, improving health.
Purpose Statement: The purpose of WV STEPS is to enhance individual and inter-professional healthcare education using simulation and to promote innovative educational research, leading to improved patient care and safety.
Mission Statement: The mission of WV STEPS is to advance healthcare education and promote innovative educational research, leading to improved patient care and safety.
The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for deliberate practice of clinical skills by individuals and teams, including the development of inter-professional, collaborative competencies. Dedicated staff provide an exceptional learning experience utilizing the full spectrum of simulation.