Onsite Nursing Simulation Labs and Skills Labs
Applying the nursing concepts you learned online into practice is the second stage in Madonna University’s Hybrid Accelerated BSN program. This is done through our onsite nursing simulation labs and skills labs, which feature state-of-the-art medical training equipment.
At our accelerated nursing program site near Detroit, students work with instructors to gain hands-on nursing skills practice using high-tech manikins that realistically simulate a wide variety of functions. Students are able to monitor the manikins’ breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate patterns as well as perform wound care.
Nursing Skills Lab
Our nursing skills lab is designed like a hospital, with advanced medical equipment, supplies, and high-tech manikins so you can put nursing concepts into practice in a risk-free environment. Nursing skills labs teach you how to safely and effectively apply fundamental nursing skills, like:
- Holistic head-to-toe assessment.
- Inserting a catheter.
- Taking blood pressure, pulse, and respirations.
- Wound care.
- Nasogastric (NG) tube insertion
Students are also able to handle various pieces of equipment, such as vials and needles, in order to get comfortable with the objects before practicing in a real-world environment.
Nursing Simulation Labs
During nursing simulation labs, students take their nursing skills to the next level through realistic scenarios that challenge them to problem solve, collaborate, and think critically without the fear of harming an actual patient.
During the hybrid ABSN program, you’ll participate in a variety of nursing simulation labs at our program site, each supporting different learning objectives. Students may play different roles in the timed simulated scenarios, acting as a nurse, doctor, or family member, in order to gain a full understanding of how to communicate effectively while applying critical thinking skills to patient care.
After a nursing simulation lab ends, faculty and classmates will debrief and discuss everything that happened during the scenario. These sessions encourage students to reflect on the experience openly, to learn from the experience free from judgment. This also provides instructors an opportunity to understand your actions and clinical approach so they can prepare you for the next stage of the ABSN curriculum – clinical rotations.
Contact us to learn more about how our nursing simulation labs prepare you to become a nurse.