Clinical Learning Center

Simulation and Skills Lab

The state-of-the-art, 9,000 square foot Clinical Learning Center provides a supportive environment that enhances learners’ psychomotor skill sets, clinical reasoning and reflective practice. 

The skills lab is comprised of an 11 bed hospital ward, a three bed practice area and an athletic training and equipment lab.  Participants learn and hone their skills through demonstration, supervised practice and feedback, peer practice and feedback, and independent practice. 

Four simulation rooms allow learners to function in their roles in realistic situations. Rooms and equipment are adapted to accommodate many types of care environments and client care. Human patient simulators mimic human physiologic responses (heart and lung sounds, pulses, chest movement, eye movement, vocal sounds) that can be adjusted based upon the learners' responses. Actions are documented in real time at the bedside using an electronic health record (EHR). Activities are monitored, recorded and discussed during debriefing. 

The Clinical Learning Center faculty and staff are experienced healthcare providers who have special training in healthcare simulation education. They collaborate with School of Nursing and Health Professions faculty to develop scenarios that meet the unique needs of the learners and support standards of practice for safe, quality and culturally competent care.