Clinical Simulation Center
In the world of healthcare, nurses must be confident, caring, passionate, and efficient while delivering patient care. To gain these skills, nurses must have experience as close to what they’ll experience in their day-to-day duties and tasks as possible.
Thanks to the generous gift of St.Vincent Kokomo and St.Vincent Health, students in IU Kokomo's School of Nursing will have the opportunity for simulation-based learning with the St.Joseph Hospital Clinical Simulation Center.
What is the Clinical Simulation Center?
As technology advances, the type of instruction offered to student nurses advances. In the Clinical Simulation Center, we can offer you real-world experience in a low-stakes environment while observing and instructing close by. While human simulators can’t replace the learning experience gained through helping real human patients, they have become commonplace in nursing programs as an entry-level training point. Students are challenged and develop their skill set in a setting that allows mistakes, where mistakes teach and do not place the patient at risk. With the increased use of simulation in nursing programs, faculty and students are discovering new ways of teaching and learning.
The generous support of St. Joseph Hospital and St.Vincent Health has helped make our Clinical Simulation Center a reality. The 3,400 square-foot facility is located on campus on the first floor of the East Building. In the four simulation rooms, students will be presented with scenarios designed to help them develop their skills, presented in an environment dedicated to learning and teaching. Two adjacent classrooms are used to debrief the students. Feedback is provided on performance while positive aspects of the completed simulation are discussed and reflective thinking is encouraged.
Have questions about the Clinical Simulation Center?
We’re here to help! You can reach out to the director of the Clinical Simulation Center, Tammy Ledbetter, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 765-455-9479.