Expansion of Yale School of Nursing’s Simulation Lab

January 5, 2018

An expansion of the school’s Simulation Lab has begun, nearly doubling the size of the current space. The Simulation Lab uses a range of technologies to help students transfer classroom learning to the realities of clinical practice. These include low-fidelity simulators such as a simulated wound site or computer programs with avatars; immersive simulations using hi-fidelity computerized manikins that can breathe, sweat, bleed and give birth; and even hybrid simulations that pair technology with specially trained actors known as “standardized patients.” The new plans include a large assessment lab, six primary care simulation rooms, a standardized patient green room for actors, and two debriefing rooms. This substantial expansion will increase the school’s capacity to enroll a larger master’s student class without having to increase the number of clinical sites.

If you’re interested in a partnership or want to learn more, you can read more in this brochure, or please email Niamh Emerson, Associate Director for Development, at niamh.emerson@yale.edu, or call her at: 203-737-2521.