Welcome to the Nursing Resource & Simulation (NRS) Lab
About the Lab
The Nursing Resource & Simulation Lab provides a safe learning environment where nursing students are able to use clinical judgment, clinical reasoning and critical thinking through simulation-based learning activities while also refining fundamental and advanced nursing skills through skills-based learning. To best facilitate this, the Nursing Resource & Simulation Lab is designed to simulate patient care settings and specialty practice areas. Simulation is becoming increasingly more important as a teaching-learning strategy that allows students to critically-think and make decisions about a patient’s care while also communicating and applying skills. As a result, it allows students to gain experience in working autonomously prior to graduating from nursing school.
Technology and Resource Integration
The Nursing Resource & Simulation Lab contains technology and resources that are used to support student learning through simulation-based and skills-based activities. The technology and resources available include, but are not limited to the following:
- High-fidelity mannequins with corresponding touch screen monitors
- Noelle Birthing Mannequin
- Medium-fidelity mannequins with corresponding touch screen monitors
- Simulation IQ EMS AV system and equipment
- Alaris IV pumps
- Medication administration carts
- Functioning hospital beds
- Functioning oxygen and air flowmeters
- Skills trainers, such as full-body mannequins, IV arms, central line chests, etc.
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Types of Simulations Offered
- Patient Actor Simulations: Students interact with patient actors in learning how to deliver patient care, creating an opportunity for students to deliver care in a safe, simulated setting with increased realism.
Mannequin-Based Simulations: High, medium, and/or low fidelity mannequins are used to create a realistic clinical situation in which students are able to learn how to care for patients without the fear of making mistakes.
Interprofessional Education Simulations: Nursing students work with students from other professions in caring for a patient. These simulations help to prepare students for the clinical setting as nurses interact with other professions on a daily basis.
Multi-Patient Simulations: Caring for multiple patients in the same scenario allows students to gain experience prioritizing needs and making decisions within a complex clinical setting.
Telehealth Simulations: Technology is becoming increasingly more important within healthcare and, as a result, so is telehealth. Telehealth simulations allows students to interact with a patient actor in an online video environment.
Eastern University School of Nursing gratefully acknowledges the support of the Clemens family for their generous funding toward the development of the updated Nursing Resource and Simulation Lab. Additionally, Eastern University School of Nursing gratefully acknowledges the support of the McLean Contributionship for their multiple, generous funding awards.