Clinical simulation is dedicated to supporting the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the College of Nursing. It assists faculty and students in their academic endeavors and provides state of the art resources in which to reinforce clinical reasoning skills. The major advantage of using the patient simulator as an instructional strategy in nursing education is that it provides opportunity for active and interactive learning without risk to an actual patient. Students have the opportunity to make errors without fear of harming a live person. Use of the patient simulator allows for an immersive, experiential learning activity. Students are active learners. Small groups of students are typically involved in each scenario, with each student having a role in the simulation. The clinical simulation experience provides a hands-on experience in which students are able to witness the results of their actions in real time. By providing students with exposure to a variety of clinical situations through clinical practicum experiences and patient simulations, they can be better equipped to provide safe, effective care and work as contributing members of the health care team.
- Improving teamwork and building team-leading skills
- Enhancing communication skills
- Developing and improving clinical reasoning skills
- Enhancing assessment and nursing care provider skills
- Enhancing delegation and prioritization skills