Learning & Simulations


The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is located on the 3rd floor of the CHHS Building. It is a complex of learning resources and laboratories for nursing and other health professions. 

The LRC endeavors to design learning activities that replicate real-life clinical situations which are evidence based and student centered, thereby assisting students in their enhancement of critical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision-making skills.   

Specific areas of the LRC include the following: 

Marilyn Greene Smith Living Learning Laboratory
A Mother's Place
Skills Lab
Examination Rooms
Health Assessment Lab
Simulation Labs
Observation Rooms
Virtual Cadaver Lab 

Food, chewing gum, and drinks are prohibited in any LRC lab, with the exception of plain water, which must have a spill-proof lid. Supplies and equipment located in the LRC are not to be removed unless specific permission is granted by the LRC team. The LRC Labs are a clinical site and students are required to adhere to the student dress code as provided in the Student Handbook:
SON Student Handbook 2021-2022
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators
The School of Nursing (SON) currently employs multiple Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE). According to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, there are fewer than 1,200 Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators in the United States. 

Benefits of Simulation
Simulation is a strategy, not a technology. Simulation allows students to engage in experiential learning, enhances their use of technology, places more emphasis on outcomes versus process, and provides an avenue to incorporate more evidence-based strategies throughout the curriculum. Consequently, simulation outcomes include improved patient safety, enhanced preparation of new nursing graduates, and reduced reliance on traditional clinical sites, while supporting innovation in teaching strategies.