Using a student-centered approach, the UAM School of Nursing Simulation lab provides a variety of avenues of instructional methodology, including
- Simulation using adult manikins
- Pediatric CPR manikins
- Faculty-assisted instruction
- Procedural task trainers to develop specific hands-on skills
- Use of innovative, state-of-the art multimedia
Students can select various methods based on their learning styles to broaden assessment, communication, psychomotor, and cognitive skills within a safe environment. Practice in the simulation lab, along with their clinical experiences, will help students move towards development of their own evidence-based nursing practice, achieving the ultimate goal of becoming clinical leaders in providing excellent patient care. Faculty work one on one or assign students to simulation groups for scenario completion. The simulation lab is a constructive and fun place for the students to learn.
The UAM SON Simulation lab, with 7 beds (including two computerized VitalSim manikins) provides case study capacity utilizing computerized and non-computerized adult and child manikins and task trainers for interdisciplinary simulated patient care scenarios. A simulated nurses station gives students access to the most widely used, up-to-date computer applications in word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, database, and statistical entry and analysis. Students learn how to document in an Electronic Health Record (EHR) providing the opportunity for learning in the larger clinical hospital setting.
The lab is available to students Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:30 pm. For more information about the School of Nursing Simulation Lab, please contact Robin Wood, BSN, RN, Simulation Coordinator at 870-460-1269 or email at email@example.com