Experience real nursing issues before interacting with real patients.
The application and use of simulation technologies for the improvement of health care education is vital to our academic programs. Simulation is incorporated in our undergraduate programs as well as our clinically focused graduate programs. In addition to working with mannequins, students also learn valuable interpersonal communication skills. After each simulation scenario, students review their performance with faculty and staff to deliberate what went well and discuss areas for improvement.
Simulation technology for the Nurse Anesthetist Program:
Our patient simulation center/operating room further supports the student research and practice needs of our nurse anesthetist students. Students receive an education that equips them to assume clinical, educational, research, and leadership positions within this advanced nursing specialty. Our Patient Simulation Center, which includes an operating room with advanced monitoring and gas-delivery systems, employs advanced technology to support the surgical and resuscitative care of a full-body, computerized mannequin. Used throughout the program for basic and advanced training, Simulation enables our students to learn, practice, and gain confidence with various clinical procedures and provides training in managing rare and critical events and crises.