Welcome! The Department of Nursing features a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory on the Bowie State University campus. Our simulation lab is designed to enhance the out-of-class learning experience of our nursing students as they actively engage in nursing and critical thinking skills. Lab instructors are available daily to support the nursing students as they learn to transform their knowledge to practice. Our lab is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and is equipped with resources and technology to simulate the current day nursing experience. The simulation lab is geared to support learning for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
The Department of Nursing features the latest versions of SimMan and SimBaby, which are state-of-the-art resources that allow our nursing students to engage in virtual practice. This virtual clinical environment allows for an interactive learning experience. Medical and illness scenarios are computer-generated and provide the student with the challenge of managing the proper client assessment procedures. The video camera feature allows students and instructors to review the demonstrated skills and client management. More importantly, the clinical lab provides a non-threatening client treatment setting that reinforces the student’s confidence and skills in client care management.
Our newest technological asset in the simulation lab is Noel, the pregnant woman. This virtual female mannequin demonstrates the full life cycle of an infant’s delivery. The student can experience the birthing process and learn the dynamics of a pregnancy and delivery. With our technology and qualified instructors, we are able to teach and provide one-on-one instruction to our student population conveniently on the Bowie State University campus.