Simulation & Learning Labs

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UMSON's simulation and learning labs are designed to imitate clinical settings, providing students the opportunity to learn and enhance their skills.

Clinical experiences allow students to learn and demonstrate mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities in authentic professional situations while under supervision. Successful student performance in a clinical experience includes working under a variety of constraints, such as time pressure and case complexity.

To obtain properly balanced and comprehensive clinical experiences, students will be expected to adapt to a variety of workplace locations, environments, preceptor styles, and work schedules, which may include early and late schedules, and night, weekend, and holiday rotations.

Our simulation and learning labs include:

Clinical Simulation Labs

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28 state-of-the art facilities* where students develop their clinical decision-making skills in a controlled, life-like environment under faculty guidance.

*including eight at the Universities at Shady Grove

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Standardized Patient Program

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A facility made to look like a real clinic where students practice patient history-taking, assessment, and difficult conversations with standardized patients, people trained to portray patients for clinical instruction and assessment.

a joint venture of the University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Medicine

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Institute for Simulation Educators

Each year, UMSON and the National League for Nursing host the Institute for Simulation Educators, an instructive and interactive forum for faculty beginning work in simulation.

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