The Nursing Skills Lab is an extension of our clinical and academic programs.
The nursing skills lab is an integral part of the nursing education where students have the opportunity to overcome their fears and insecurities while working with a variety of task trainers, simulators, and actual hospital equipment. By using the provided equipment and supplies , they are able to simulate a clinical environment where they have the ability to learn and practice safely without causing harm to your patients.
The Skills Lab is where students will be introduced to new skills, be expected to practice, and be evaluated on their skills.
Simulation activities will be integrated throughout their curriculum. As they travel through their nursing program, they will spend time in the Nursing Skills Lab each semester, whether they are learning new skills, reviewing previously learned skills, or being evaluated in preparation of clinical. Simulation activities will be a key component of all these elements, whether it is using a simple task trainer, a complex full bodied manikin or a peer.
Critical thinking is encouraged by incorporating the rationale for what students are learning as well as understanding the nursing assessments and responsibilities that accompany these skills.