Simulation-Based Learning & Skills Lab

High-tech simulation-based training that provides live feedback and complex realistic scenarios to prepare you to work with patients.


At the beginning of your journey to your BSN or MEPN degree, you will be working in simulation-based learning spaces to practice the skills necessary to be a nurse. You will utilize these facilities during classroom learning, but they are also open and available for students to come in on off hours and practice. The College of Nursing has facilities in Tucson, Phoenix, and Gilbert for students enrolled in our programs.

 

Steele Innovative Learning Center

Our main space in the College of Nursing building on the Health Sciences campus features 12 beds where students engage in team-based clinical procedures under the direction of faculty and simulation specialists. There are also three dedicated patient rooms with interactive technology allowing for real-time feedback.

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Common Procedure Lab Area

The main area of SILC features 12 beds where students engage in team-based clinical procedures under the direction of faculty and simulation specialists. The area can be equipped with:

  • high-fidelity manikins
  • medication dispensing stations

Students enrolled in clinical programs regularly visit the SILC to engage in supervised simulated practice. Additionally,  students may schedule additional time to practice procedures.

Intensive Care Simulation Rooms

The SILC houses 3 intensive care rooms equipped  with high-fidelity manikins and a video/audio media system for observation and recording of simulation scenarios.

BSN and MEPN students regularly utilize these specialized spaces to manage simulated patient care and to perform procedures while mentored by faculty and simulation specialists. Each room is outfitted as needed based on the scenario with items such as:

  • Hospital furniture
  • Patient bed-side monitor
  • Medical equipment (i.e. intravenous infusion devices)
  • Simulated EHR & medication bar-code scanner