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Learn in a simulated clinical setting

The nursing lab provides a dynamic environment where students of all levels can practice a variety of skills from simply making beds to providing complex assessment and care.

Damianos Nursing Skills Lab

Our new, state-of-the-art learning facility allows you to engage in complex patient-care scenarios in a safe, simulated environment.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

After extensive upgrades, the Damianos Nursing Skills Lab contains the most advanced simulation manikins and equipment available today. This ensures a realistic clinical experience where you’ll be able to develop critical judgment and communication skills leading to exceptional patient care. Here, you can practice high-risk situations and be well prepared for real-world care. 

Laboratory & Simulation Equipment

Simulation Rooms & Labs

Skills Lab

  • Ten beds with low fidelity manikins and task trainers. Students utilize this space to learn basic-to-complex nursing skills and health assessments. The Skills Lab is also available to students for open lab hours to review and practice skills and assessments. 

The Damianos Simulation Lab

  • Four acute-care rooms — pediatric, labor and delivery, trauma/critical care and medical surgical rooms — each equipped with headwalls, monitors and laptops with electronic health record programs
  • Simulation Control Room equipped with two mirrored windows for observation, computers for video monitoring system and control tablets
  • Clean utility room/med room equipped with linen cart, medical supplies and automated medication dispensing system

Mental Health Lab

  • Simulation room based in an outpatient setting such as an office to simulate therapeutic communication

Debriefing Rooms

  • Two debriefing rooms where students and simulation facilitator review the simulation and help apply the simulation experience to future real-world practice

Patient Simulators

Simulator patients allow you to practice skills such as administering intravenous fluids, monitoring cardiac activity, dressing open wounds and working with chest tubes and suction equipment. All of our simulators have wireless and tetherless mobility.

Adult male, adult female, pregnant female and her newborn, as well as a pediatric patients can be programmed to speak, breathe, give off a pulse and simulate other bodily functions. 

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