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Simulation & Skills Center

Overview

Located on the fourth floor of the Nursing building, the Simulation & Skills Center (SSC) provides an environment for students to practice and demonstrate nursing skills. Students learn psychomotor, physical assessment, and critical thinking skills necessary for clinical performance. Students have hands-on practice with the equipment and techniques they will need for the practice setting.

Simulation & Skills Center Labs

Simulation Lab

The Simulation Lab is used for the practice of clinical performance in a realistic clinical setting. Nursing education at UT School of Nursing includes the use of standardized patients, human patient simulators and realistic simulated clinical settings to enhance student learning. Simulations assist students achieve high standards of care in a safe and supportive environment. This learning environment allows students the opportunity to gain experience with common and uncommon events that are not always available in the clinical setting. It allows students to put classroom learning into the context of a clinical situation.

Skills Lab

The Skills Lab is used for nursing skills development in a setting similar to an open hospital patient ward. Our three, six-bed rooms, are equipped with hospital beds, over-bed tables, IV poles, simulated oxygen and suction, bed side charting stations and other hospital related equipment and supplies. Learning and practicing skills in the skills lab prior to going into the hospital allow students to develop the skills necessary to perform nursing procedures for patients in the clinical setting.

Wet/Dry Lab

The Wet/Dry Lab provides a classroom with six work tables and is primarily used for procedure training such as suturing, microscopy, CPR, and IV insertion. Arrangements to use this lab must be made by contacting Simulation & Skills Center Staff.

Contact

Our offices are located in the west (back) hallway on the 4th floor, room 4.121.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 512-471-9062 or 512-475-9569
Email: Simlab@nursing.utexas.edu

The Skills and Simulation Center at the School of Nursing, Room 4.121
1710 Red River Street
Austin, Texas  78701