Nursing Simulation Lab

An Inside Look into the Center for Simulation

A Virtual Perspective of the Nursing Simulation Lab 

As you work alongside your peers in the center of simulation, you'll find your skillset will expand in critical thinking, teamwork, and decision-making abilities. For an inside perspective, take a peek at what the simulation lab has to offer.

Widener University School of Nursing bachelor's of nursing student works in healthcare simulation lab

State-of-the-Art Equipment at Your Fingertips

Students have access to a wide variety of learning tools and equipment including: 

  • Simulated hospital rooms including intensive care, pediatrics, maternity, medical-surgical, primary care office, and home care apartment. 
  • Standardized patients (actor)
  • Low and high fidelity mannequins
  • Hospital beds and equipment
  • Electronic health records

Putting Classroom Knowledge to the Test

To test their emergency preparedness and response skills, nursing students underwent a disaster simulation. The Center for Simulation was transformed into a hospital setting equipped with an emergency room, medical surge unit, and incident command center. Students were given the roles of staff nurse, nurse managers, discharge planners, and emergency operations staff.

Hear From Our Nursing Students

An eye-opening experience to see how much we rely on other people like Social Services and the Pawn shop in order to feed my family.

What a great refresher before graduation and NCLEX!

 The simulation lab is helpful because it gives us a more critical understanding of what the nurse should do.

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