Features and Simulation

Nursing sudent in lab practiing skills with low-fidelity manikin

To provide highly realistic training experiences, the Clinical Performance Lab is equipped with several patient simulator models, three simulation suites and an outpatient clinic that mimic real clinical environments.

Three High-Fidelity Simulation Suites

Fitted with high fidelity simulation manikins that can run evidence-based patient scenarios using these clinical settings:

  • Adult Intensive Care/Critical Care Unit
  • Community Apartment/Home Based Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Labor and Delivery, Post-Partum and Nursery
  • Long Term Care
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Pediatric Care Unit
  • Psychiatric Interviewing and Mental Health Counseling

Five High-Fidelity Manikins

Used in simulation suites 

  • 2 Infant
  • 2 Pediatric
  • 2 Birthing Simulator
  • 1 Adult Male
  • 1 Adult Female

Four Mid-Fidelity Manikins

Used for fundamental simulations, case studies, teaching and evaluating basic assessment. These manikins are equipped with realistic: 

  • Lung sounds
  • Heart sounds
  • Bowel tones
  • Fetal heart tones

Low-Fidelity Simulators and Static Manikins

Used for teaching and evaluation of basic assessment and skills 

  • Adult airway management
  • Adult and infant CPR
  • Adult and infant heart and lung sounds
  • Skills trainers
  • Central lines
  • OB/GYN
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Wound care
  • Tasks requiring sterile technique
  • Peripheral intravenous catheter management

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

The Clinical Performance Lab offers a comprehensive Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) program for students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. OSCE's are very helpful in nursing education because they allow a student to practice and demonstrate clinical skills in a standardized medical scenario.