Clinical Skills and Nursing Simulation Labs in Syracuse

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An accelerated nursing student “treating” a medical manikin under an instructor’s supervision.

As part of our hands-on curriculum, you will complete 225 hours of lab time at our ABSN program site in Liverpool, New York. Under the guidance of faculty, you will learn and apply clinical skills in a controlled, risk-free environment.

During the nursing simulation labs, you will “treat” medical manikins in a variety of scenarios using real hospital equipment in a mock clinical setting. Scenario examples might include treating an elderly patient with a diabetic leg ulcer or working with a young adult with an acute kidney injury.

These labs consist of three main components:

  1. Instructors help students prepare for the clinical scenario.
  2. Students engage in the simulated clinical experience.
  3. Faculty debriefs students on their simulation performances.

Your nursing simulation labs are an opportunity for you to practice advanced skills without putting a patient at risk. Therefore, we urge you to ask as many question as necessary to ensure you understand how to put nursing theory into professional practice.