Nursing Simulation Center
The University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing houses a 2,900-square-foot, state-of-the-art simulation center. The Nursing Simulation Center (NSC) incorporates the latest medical technology to simulate a clinical environment, providing nursing students with the most realistic experience possible. The center is used to teach students obstetric, pediatric, medical-surgical, psych/mental health, critical care, community, and nurse practitioner skills.
The NSC contains three hospital rooms, complete with hospital beds, cardiac monitors, IV pumps, and a crash cart. Human patient simulators, ranging in age from infant to adult, are used to simulate real-life patient care experiences, including full-scale medical and emergency procedures. The life-like simulators move, make noise, and even excrete artificial tears and blood, enhancing the simulation experience. An additional six-bed bay is used for health assessment, and the NSC contains two briefing rooms used for simulating mental health consults.