The College of Nursing and Health Sciences incorporated medium fidelity Human Patient Simulation into the undergraduate curricula in the Spring semester of 2003 and has increased its use every semester since. At present the College uses:
- two Laerdal SimMen 3Gs
- one Laerdal SimMan
- six Nursing Annes
- one Laerdal SimBaby
- two Gaumard Noelle birthing simulators
These simulators are use in sophomore through senior levels of the program at two campuses.In addition there are several lower fidelity geriatric and multicultural full body simulators.
In 2012, remodeling provided two new hospital room bays with control and storage space; and an additional staging room for Nursing station and debriefing.
Additionally, the capacity to stream simulations to our classrooms and to community partners wanting small goup workshops was added.
Instructional design plays an extremely important role in incorporating simulation into the curriculum. The selection of the type of simulation, how simulation might be used, and a strategy for sequencing knowledge and skills to meet specific learning objectives is critical to the successful use of simulation. Design services for curriculum or research are available through the faculty of College of Nursing and Health Sciences.