Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is facing the same issues as nursing schools across the country – forced to reject otherwise qualified nursing students because of a lack of resources. To accommodate increased enrollment and to augment the shortage of clinical hours at local hospitals and clinics, SIUE is looking to add a state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Building to its campus. The new building will provide a learning environment that mimics the look and feel of real-world healthcare facilities.
SIUE’s top priority is to provide maximum simulation teaching spaces for it students, including an adult simulation lab with adjacent control room, patient restroom and debriefing areas. Other specialized simulation environments include a large flexible simulation lab with seating for 32 observers, maternity/pediatric lab, an operating room, and a room for virtual reality/virtual anatomy exercises. The new facility will include a Designated Agency Simulation Lab that will support continuing education efforts for local health agencies.
An Advanced Practice Skills Lab, with three outpatient exam rooms and anesthesia and ultrasound event space, will support the Graduate Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Practitioner programs.
The facility also includes a home health suite and therapy room to support a new Occupational Training and Physical Therapy degree program.
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