Lab space located in the School of Nursing Building includes a Primary Care Lab, Acute Care Lab, the Hillcrest Birthing Suite, and several debriefing rooms.
Acute Care and Primary Care Labs
The acute care and primary care labs are used to teach assessment, basic care and comfort, hygiene, splinting, suturing, point of care testing, personal protective equipment, and mobility techniques.
Hillcrest Birthing Suite
The birthing suite has four high fidelity birthing simulators with the technology to respond similar to that of a real patient, including actually giving birth in a variety of clinical scenarios that can accommodate a variety of learners from novice to experts.
Nursing Interprofessional Simulation Center Smart Hospital
The Nursing Interprofessional Simulation Center Smart Hospital is located in the Rebecca Sealy Building on a former surgical unit, providing an environment identical to an active hospital floor with state of the art technologies to support quality, innovative teaching methodologies.
The smart hospital has private patient rooms equipped with a call light system, nurse's station, electronic charting, and a medication dispense system. The hospital has a Pediatric and Adult unit that have 11 high fidelity simulators, over 20 mid fidelity simulators, and a variety of task trainers to help support student learning.
A control room located behind the nurse's station has six stations where facilitators can respond through the patient as well as change physiological responses of the patients based on the student interventions. Video capture software allows for video and audio playback of simulated activity that is used for debriefing feedback and evaluation.