Clinical Skills and Nursing Simulation Labs

nursing students with sim manikin

The hands-on learning component of our accelerated nursing program takes place at our Utica ABSN program sites in Syracuse and Albany, New York. You will log approximately 225 hours of lab time, learning and applying clinical skills in a controlled, risk-free environment.

During the nursing simulation labs, you will use real hospital equipment to “treat” medical manikins in a mock clinical setting. These labs comprise three main learning components:

  1. Students and instructors discuss and prepare for a specific clinical scenario.
  2. Students participate in the simulated clinical experience associated with a specific scenario.
  3. Students and faculty participate in a debriefing session following the simulated clinical experience.

When it comes to the different clinical scenarios you will experience during your nursing simulation labs, we urge you to ask questions to ensure you understand how to properly apply nursing theory in professional practice.

Labs Provide a Dose of Reality

We want you to feel prepared for your clinical rotations, which is why our nursing simulation labs get you as close as possible to genuine patient care situations.

Our anatomically correct medical manikins allow you to:

  • Practice core skills that include checking blood pressure and treating wounds.
  • Apply critical skills in trauma scenarios such as internal bleeding.
  • Learn from mistakes and correct them with the help of faculty.
  • Practice team collaboration via interactive patient care strategies.

Technology as Teacher

In the world of modern medicine and advanced healthcare, it is hard to believe there was a time when the requirement to be a nurse pretty much entailed your willingness to do the job (late 1800s).

Nursing education, while once considered haphazard, has come a long way, with today’s nursing students being taught vital clinical skills using real hospital equipment in simulated settings. Through advanced education technology (high-fidelity medical manikins), students can practice nursing skills in a controlled environment where patient safety is not at risk.

When choosing an accelerated nursing school, it is important to select a program with quality nursing simulation lab experiences. Research shows that nursing simulation labs are a highly effective teaching methodology that fosters the development of critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills that are essential in complex patient care.

Contact us to learn more about our clinical skills and nursing simulation labs.

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Utica ABSN has three start dates a year, so you can begin nursing school whenever you're ready.

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