NEWLY EXPANDED SIMULATION LAB HELPS TEXAN NURSING STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Simulation centers in nursing educational institutions are of great help for nursing students to improve their learning in clinical, real-life settings.
In Texas, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing has doubled the size of its simulation center.
The Louise Herrington School of Nursing Simulation Center, (LHSON Sim Center) enables students to gain invaluable hands-on learning experience.
With the nursing shortage still soaring, part of the problem is the lack of available simulation labs.
“There is no guarantee of exactly what kind of clinical experience every student is going to get. We bring them to the simulation lab and presto, change-o, they can experience a child with a seizure and we can do it over and over again", Jeanne Carey at LHSON Sim Center said.
Virtual reality researcher Dr. Kelly Rossler guides nursing students through the technology.
"We're hoping to find, and what we are seeing as we are looking at new nurses who can go out and they are able to communicate as any professional team members. They have confidence in going into a clinical setting and their practice setting to be a member of that new team that they have entered into.” Rossler said.
Haleigh Tompkins, a nursing student, said, “It's really nice to have the simulation center here to practice those skills because you may not get that exposure until you graduate as a new nurse".
Erudite Nursing Institute™ encourages nursing educational institutions to make simulation centers available in their campuses to enhance the learning experience of their students.
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