Director of Clinical Simulation, Assistant Clinical Professor
With technology and thoughtfully designed space, we simulate real-life health care situations like interviewing a patient, reading an X-ray, or administering an injection. The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Simulation Center features seven simulation rooms including an operating room and intensive care unit. Well prepared nurses, respiratory therapists, and radiological technologists are critical in emergency situations. The spaces for practice, as described below, allow for exploration and learning in a safe environment.
This suite consists of six labs, including a state-of-the-art operating room. Equipment includes small and large computer radiography, small and large digital radiology, and advanced imaging.
These two areas combine the atmosphere of a hospital environment with sophisticated learning technology instrumental for student success. The “patients” are recipients of a variety of nursing interventions, including body repositioning, injections, intravenous catheters, feeding tubes, wound care, and oxygenation therapy.
This area allows students to learn and practice assessment and interview techniques.
This lab simulates a home-health environment with a kitchen, living area, bed, and bathroom. Students can practice working with patients on activities of daily living and professors monitor students from an observation room.
This lab includes three high fidelity simulators and the equipment needed to train students to provide respiratory care in hospital, home, and surgery settings.
We have 8 Standardized Patient rooms that simulate care of a patient in an outpatient setting such as clinic or provider office.
This lab is designed specifically for the Nurse Anesthesia Program to provide hands-on training.