NKU’s Center for Simulation Education uses technology and thoughtfully designed spaces to create a safe learning environment where students can practice real-life healthcare situations. The center features eight inpatient simulation rooms including an operating room, and a multi-bed critical care room. In addition, the center has a simulated home health environment and eight outpatient examination rooms. The simulation spaces, as described below, allow for exploration and learner-centered education.
The critical care simulation room provides students with an opportunity to participate in simulation in a multi-patient environment.
The functional living lab simulates a home-health environment with a kitchen, living area, bed, and bathroom. Students can practice skills and participate in simulations related to patient care in a home environment.
NKU's Outpatient Simulation Center offers eight exam rooms that simulate a clinic or health provider's examination room. These rooms allow students to participate in standardized patient simulation.
The operating room contains high tech equipment that provides programs like NKU's Nurse Anesthesia Program a realistic environment for training and simulation.
NKU's Center for Simulation Education has multiple debriefing rooms where simulation educators can gather with students for discussion and reflection.
NKU is the Commonwealth's only university to receive full accreditation, a feat accomplished by 183 other simulation centers internationally.
NKU named one of the world's top-tier learning places for practicing real-life health care situations.
All AHA courses offered by the Northern Kentucky University Center for Simulation Education utilize a hybrid learning model. Upon registration, learners will be provided with instructions on how to obtain a key code for an online module through the American Heart Association. Learners will also attend a skills testing class where they will be assessed on technical and non-technical skills through objective feedback devices. Skills testing classes are offered at the Northern Kentucky University Center for Simulation Education.
To register for one of our AHA course offerings please click on the following registration link https://nku.enrollware.com.
Gina Fieler, DNP, RN, CHSE
Director of Clinical Simulation, Assistant Clinical Professor
Brett Kendon DNP, CRNA, DipCA, CHSE
Assistant Clinical Professor, Assistant Director Nurse Anesthesia Program, Director Nurse Anesthesia Simulation
Rami Leventhal, MSHS, Paramedic, CHSE