The UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center (THSSC) is the only simulation center of its kind in Hawai‘i. It is an innovative partnership between the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Nursing, HMSA Foundation, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, The Queen’s Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Hawai'i.


UH THSSC brings real-life scenarios to the classroom so that students can gain the experience, confidence and skills they need to provide quality care. The center integrates state-of-the art equipment, electronic patient records and practices currently used by the state’s leading medical centers. As a statewide resource, the center supports lifelong learning opportunities for Hawai‘i’s practicing nurses and the entire health care team.


UH THSSC provides a hub for campus interdisciplinary biomedical and behavioral research and education on Oahu and via distance programming. Through the translational research efforts supported by the UH THSSC facility, research driven and evidence based practice innovations will flow to practice settings to serve the people of Hawai‘i.


The THSSC was accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in June 2014.