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Nursing Lab and Clinical Sites

LEARNING AND SIMULATION CENTER

Technology Infused Learning

Changes in technology and in the way our students learn is at the heart of our clinical skills simulation lab - a space dedicated to creating a deeper style of learning. It offers enhanced realism, advanced video technology and vital resources needed to help students grow into competent and confident professionals. Occupying approximately 7,000 square feet of space, it offers an array of technology that increases realism, improves the quality of evaluation and enhances clinical learning.

TWO SIMULATION ROOMS

FEATURES:

  • SimMan® - capable of emitting lung and bowel sounds, normal and abnormal pulses and heartbeats. Students can apply dressings to a mannequin's wounds or perform catheterizations, injections and irrigations as well as practice intubation and defibrillation.
  • SimMan 3G, wireless - can be manipulated to react to correct or incorrect drugs and dosages. Exhibits a range of physiologic responses, including changes in pupils and eyelid movement; bleeding, secretion of fluids, perspiration and tears; mimicking seizures; and emitting speech and vocal sounds.
  • Working oxygen flow meters and wall-mounted suction equipment
  • Audio recordings and special video projectors that re-create the visual and auditory qualities of a hospital
  • Nearby control room where faculty manipulate the mannequins

photo of students in the simulation lab

The Ann Lantzy Glazener Simulation Room

FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS LAB

FEATURES:

  • Areas for instruction in acute care, health assessment, basic care, medication and home care
  • SimBaby®
  • Neonatal and birthing mannequins

Photo of 2 students learning basic skills using the mannequin

The Robert and Mary Weisbrod Foundation
Fundamental Skills Lab

CONFERENCE ROOM

FEATURES:

  • Mondopad, a large video monitor, which features intuitive touch-screen controls, interfaces easily with hand-held computers and mobile phones, and supports remote viewing from any location that has Internet access.
  • Room is use to debrief the students after a simultion session

Photo of faculty member reviewing video of a simulation with students

The Gladys L. Husted Conference Room

STANDARDIZED PATIENT ROOMS
OTHER EQUIPMENT
  • Outpatient clinic visits can be simulated in one of four patient rooms

Photo of a student assessing a standardized patient in an exam room

  • Photo of students assessing an infant mannequin in an incubator

    birthing bed
  • neonatal monitor
  • ventilator
  • incubator 
  • infant warmer

These items were provided through the generosity of Pocket Nurse.

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UNERGRADUATE CLINICAL SITESPhoto of 3 students in scrubs sitting by a fountain

Valuable clinical experiences begin in the sophomore year of the nursing program and continue in the junior and senior year, providing a strong, broad based clinical foundation for nursing practice. Students complete their clinical hours in hospitals and community facilities under the supervision of expert clinical faculty and nurse preceptors. Students are able to apply knowledge gained in the classroom theory portion of the undergraduate program to the clinical practice. Undergraduate clinical sites are contracted entities with the Duquesne University School of Nursing and are considered educational partners.

View a listing of Clinical Sites