The Nursing Technology Lab and Simulation Center (NTLSC) offers faculty the opportunity to prepare students for a professional world utilizing simulated clinical situations before entering the practice setting.
Recent enhancements of the nursing simulation labs at Penn State Behrend created three new simulation bays with high-fidelity patient mannequins.
The NTLSC houses:
- A skills lab/teaching area consisting of four hospital beds, each with a moderate fidelity adult mannequin.
- Additional space for a pediatric or infant patient in the appropriate bed or crib.
- Wireless notebook computers for student charting and reference while participating in lab exercises.
- A central open area that provides space for a multi-purpose teaching area. This area features:
- Student seating and desks that can be moved easily to allow for maximum flexibility in the learning environment
- A 46-inch wall-mounted LCD monitor
- An 80-inch Smart Board to enhance cooperative group learning as well as to facilitate debriefing sessions.
- Take a Virtual Tour of the Science Complex.
The NTLSC provides facilities and services for assessing learners’ clinical judgment and developing professional competencies. The Center has been designed to facilitate clinical examinations such as competency reviews, clinical certifications, teaching/learning clinical skills, and to offer space for structured student practice in clinical assessment.
The NTLSC is an interdisciplinary center for which, in addition to use for individual educational programs, the vision is:
- To provide a site for teaching students to learn together
- Students learning to provide health care as interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Want to know how simulation can help your program? To talk directly with a faculty expert in the field of simulation learning, please contact:
Debra Loop, M.S.N., RN, CNE, CHSE
Instructor of Nursing/Simulation Coordinator
Workforce and Institutional Training
To learn more about how simulation can enhance your training programs or if you are interested in developing a course for your institution, please contact:
Director, Community and Workforce Programs
Associate Director, Corporate Engagement