Many of our students point to their time in the SIMCARE CENTER nursing skills laboratories as the first time they felt like a “real nurse.” In the lab, they are challenged to react in real-time to patient scenarios, including childbirth, seizures and cardiac arrest. They are empowered to take the lead in the care of their patient.
Patient simulators react much like a live patient would— they have vital signs, they voice discomfort, and can blink, sweat or bleed. The high-tech simulators are controlled remotely by instructors, who can alter the mannequin’s physical and verbal responses. The labs provide a safe environment for students to advance their knowledge, hone their nursing skills and learn from their mistakes. Immediate faculty feedback following each session helps improve student performance.
Labs Replicate the Hospital Setting
From privacy curtain areas to scrub sinks to hospital beds, Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER facilities closely replicate hospital and clinical settings. The nursing skills labs feature high-tech training equipment — including patient monitoring equipment, a birthing simulator and physical assessment exam tables. As part of Chamberlain’s commitment to academic excellence, the SIMCARE CENTER is also supported by a resource center that helps with the development of complex skills like medication calculation.
The mannequins are as realistic as the patients that we’ll have in the clinical setting.