McAuley School of Nursing Simulation Lab

Located in the Health Professions Building, the McAuley School of Nursing Simulation Lab provides students with real-time healthcare experiences that assist them in critically thinking about patient care. In the lab, students will determine the care for a simulated patient who is programmed with a healthcare diagnosis and is fully interactive with them.

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The class becomes a medical team taking turns providing the care a student nurse would give during a clinical experience. "Having access to a patient simulation lab is a very powerful learning opportunity for students," says Suzanne Guzelaydin, Coordinator of the Simulation Practice Technology Integration Center at UDM.

Colleges are not the only institutions using patient simulation labs. Hospitals across the country and in metro Detroit have installed them for ongoing skills training and team-building purposes with their hospital staffs.