Immaculata University has expanded its nursing facilities by opening a new nursing simulation laboratory.
Each year, Immaculata educates more than 350 nursing students within a variety of programs.
“Students will benefit from practicing in a simulated hospital environment that will prepare them for the real world of nursing,” said Dr. Sharon Barnes, assistant professor and manager of the clinical simulation labs.
The nursing simulation lab, located in Loyola Hall, will be equipped with two health assessment beds and four simulation beds that include adult and infant simulation mannequins. An observation room will allow students to observe the simulations virtually on a television monitor. The new lab space also includes a control room, where faculty facilitate the simulations.
“Immaculata is extremely grateful for the generosity of the many donors to the simulation lab,” said Angela Tekely, vice president for academic affairs and provost. “With the support of our donors and the greater community, the new nursing simulation will support the university’s growth, while providing our nursing students with new resources to excel in their nursing profession.”
Eighteen donors, including Immaculata alumni, estates, and charitable foundations, contributed to the construction of the new simulation lab and the equipment to operate the lab.