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Center for Simulation and Computerized Testing

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Simulation and Computerized Testing Lab

Learn more about the simulation and computerized testing lab in Widener's School of Nursing.

The School of Nursing's simulation labs are designed to simulate clinical experiences to prepare undergraduate nursing students for real-world situations.

The simulation labs allow the student to learn hands-on skills, giving them opportunities to make mistakes without harming anyone, strengthening critical thinking, teamwork, and decision-making abilities. Students start in the lab in the spring of sophomore year learning basic skills.

As they progress through the program they continue to develop more complex skills. Students spend time working through scenarios that help them put everything together and make nursing decisions relevant to their patients.

Nine state-of-the-art simulation rooms are located on the second floor of Founders Hall. The labs conducted there are designed to replicate hospital setting experiences. 

Simulation rooms include a pediatric suite, maternity suite, two nurse practitioner rooms, a simulated apartment, trauma suite, health assessment lab, and hospital lab.

Funding from the Connelly Foundation ($250,000) and the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund ($150,000) helped Widener to secure three SimMen, Noelle (a birthing simulator), two baby Hal simulators, a pediatric simulator, and two iStan simulators.

Students are always encouraged to use the labs!