Nursing Campus Laboratory
Statement of Purpose
Simulation and Skills
It is in the Simulation and Nursing Campus Laboratories that students are introduced to nursing skills, concepts and technologies prior to clinical experiences... The overall goal of our simulated clinical experiences is to assist the student in achieving and maintaining high standards of care for both common and uncommon clinical events.
Nursing students have access to several low- to high-fidelity simulators while enrolled in the nursing program. Simulation is used to replicate clinical situations to prepare the student for clinical practice through the application of theoretical knowledge and skills acquisition in a safe, supportive learning environment.
The simulation and nursing campus laboratories are home to multiple mid- to high-fidelity simulators, to include:
- Noelle® birthing simulators
- BabyHal® infant simulator
- NursingBaby® infant simulator
- NursingKid® pediatric simulators
- NursingKelly® adult simulators
- NursingAnne® adult simulators
- Virtual I.V.™ Simulators
- Human Patient Simulators (HPS)®
Additionally, the Simulation and Nursing Campus Laboratories offer a variety of partial-task trainers and clinical equipment designed for the care of adult, geriatric, psychiatric, pediatric, maternity and newborn patients in the acute, critical-care or long-term/home settings.
Nursing Campus Laboratory Support and Resources
Small group and individualized sessions are scheduled on the Nursing Campus Laboratory calendar to assist students with:
- dosage calculation
- psychomotor skills
- test-taking strategies
- care-planning and concept-mapping
- organizational skills
A reference library is available for students in Nursing Practice Lab 3. Materials include nursing resource materials, drug reference guides, NCLEX review, dosage calculation, games, etc.
Study areas for individual and/or small group study sessions are also available in Nursing Practice Lab 3. These spaces are accessed first-come, first-serve unless reserved by a Student Supplemental Instructor (SSI) for special sessions/instruction.
The Simulation and Nursing Campus Laboratories utilizes Moodle® to provide resources and for communication with students enrolled in the OCCC Nursing Program.