The Nursing Simulation Lab is an experiential learning space designed to provide nursing students with real-world healthcare experience. Academic Technologies designed the 3,300-square-foot lab in collaboration with nursing faculty to develop an active learning space that integrated technology with instructional needs. By learning in a realistic hospital environment, students graduate as clinically competent leaders in the nursing field.
The lab includes a model ER suite with eight hospital beds, two private exam rooms, a studio apartment, and areas for birthing, pediatric, and geriatric simulations.
Nursing instructors operate the recording technology and bedside equipment from two control rooms with easy-to-use touch panel interfaces.
Strategically embedded cameras and microphones capture student interactions with the simulated patients, leading to more robust evaluative practices, which concretely identify areas of improvement.
Nursing instructors operate sophisticated mannequin patients from a control room to engage and assess students.
Live streaming increases access to the lab, as students watch their peers and participate from a distance.
The system is capable of closed-circuit broadcast to a 100-seat lecture hall and a 50 seat classroom.
1 of 11The lab is equipped with two control rooms that allows instructors to operate bedside equipment.
2 of 11Instructors observe and assess nursing students behind behind one-way mirrors.
3 of 11The lab control rooms are equipped with easy-to-use 32" touch panel interfaces.
4 of 11Bedside video cameras are positioned to capture and record students as they interact with simulated patients.
5 of 11The mock emergency room is impressive because of its size and includes eight patient beds, each equipped with simulated mannequin patients.
6 of 11The lab is home to high fidelity patients ranging in age from infant to adult with names, personal histories, and lifelike features such as pulse, voice, blinking eyes, and blood.
7 of 11Bedside equipment displays a patient's heart rate and pulse. A patient's vitals are recorded and accessible through web streams.
8 of 11Students experience a full range of health simulations in the lab, including facilitating a live birth.
9 of 11The lab's studio apartment provides nursing students with the opportunity to learn in-home patient care.
10 of 11Strategically placed cameras can record multiple scenarios in the lab and broadcast to a 100-seat lecture hall and a 50-seat classroom.
11 of 11Directional microphones placed above patient beds capture individual students’ responses to the simulated patients.