Clinical Simulation Learning Center

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 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. Thirteen high-fidelity manikins at the Storrs campus have pulses, breathe, blink, and have other physiological functions that are used in simulations. Two specialty cardiac training manikins help students learn heart sounds, cardiac conditions, and how to perform accurate manual blood pressure measurements. Four static manikins are used for practicing patient care activities, along with other high-fidelity manikins that also fill this role.

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.