The newly renovated Nursing Simulation Laboratory was unveiled in April 2009 during a weekend of celebrating the forty-fifth anniversary of nursing at Penn State.
About the Simulation Laboratory
The Nursing Simulation Laboratory is designed to give students hands-on clinical experience and includes numerous wards:
- An intensive care unit
- A pediatric room
- A maternity room
- A "fundamentals" laboratory
- A three-room primary care suite
Each room is occupied by high-tech mannequins that simulate symptoms, diseases, and conditions that nurses are likely to see in a real care setting (for example, the maternity room includes a mannequin that delivers a baby).
Summer Series: "Improving Practice Through Simulation"
RNs can earn now up to 70 contact hours in the College of Nursing's state-of-the-art simulation lab. The new series, which began in June 2010, is titled "Improving Practice through Simulation: A Series for New, Current, and Returning Nurses."