Clinical Simulation Learning Center

Students practice CPR on a manikin

Hands-on and High-tech

Our Clinical Simulation Learning Center provides undergraduate students a location to transfer knowledge from theory to practice and graduate students an environment to practice advanced health assessment skills.

Our 15 simulation manikins mimic several real-life human processes. They represent diverse populations, ethnic backgrounds, and life stages, reflecting the patient population that we care for in our communities. The more real the simulation, the better prepared students will be to problem solve and interact with their patients.

All the manikins are useful for hands-on training that allows students to learn from their mistakes without endangering real patients. Three high-fidelity manikins breathe, talk, and have slight movements, letting students hear realistic body sounds, take pulses, and perform injections. Six Vita-Sim medium fidelity manikins communicate and interact but are not as life-like as the high-fidelity manikins. In addition, six static manikins do not communicate and are strictly for practicing specific tasks.

We follow national standards in simulation pedagogy, with certified simulation educators, and all faculty who teach in the Clinical Simulation Learning Center have professional simulation training.

Current undergraduate students with clinical questions should contact the Pre-Licensure Clinical Placement & Experience Team.