Simulation Center Directory

Clinical Simulation Centers offer a vast array of simulation opportunities for students. The following Simulation Centers welcome inquiries from those who would like to learn more about these learning environments.

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Texas - University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation

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University of Texas at Arlington

Name of Sim Center: Smart Hospital
Location: Arlington, TX 
Sim Center Highlights: The Smart Hospital is a 13,000 square foot state of the science facility. It is a: 1) Laerdal Center of Excellence in Simulation and Educational Excellence; 2) Hill-Rom National Demonstration Show Case, and 3) CareFusion Nursing Discovery Center. Includes an extensive inventory of simulation teaching aids and a Standardized Patient Program. 

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Contact: Ms. Kristine Nelson RN, MN, CNE
Phone: (817) 272-0235
Email nelson@uta.edu



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Texas - University of Texas at Houston Medical School

(Last edited: Friday, April 23, 2010, 1:19 PM)

University of Texas at Houston Medical School

Name of Sim Center:Surgical & Clinical Skills Center
Location: Houston, TX 
Sim Center Highlights: 14,000 square foot facility, simulation rooms, surgical rooms with full anesthesia and animal surgery capabilities, cadaver facilities, six station microsurgical lab, standardized patient program with 14 examination rooms.

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Contact: Dr. Eric Reichman
Phone: (713) 500-7834
Email: eric.f.reichman@uth.tmc.edu

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Texas - UT Health School of Nursing San Antonio

(Last edited: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:47 PM)

UTHealthSanAntonio

Name of Sim Center: Center for Simulation Innovation
Location: San Antonio, TX 
Sim Center Highlights: 1Leaders of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and The University of Texas System cut the ribbon June 13, 2013 on the $3.8 million School of Nursing Simulation Center & Clinical Learning Lab. "This instructional mini-hospital and home health setting will inculcate into students the ability to appraise and respond to unique clinical situations and reflect on whether they did the right thing at the right time,” School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, said. The student body is approximately 800 a year from BSN-Phd.


The 7,281-square-foot center is supported by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration; an $850,000 gift from Methodist Healthcare Ministries; $750,000 in construction support from the University Health System; $500,000 in equipment support from Kinetic Concepts Inc.; $300,000 from the family of Ruthann Baldwin; a $290,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration; $100,000 from Donna Block; and $25,000 from the School of Nursing Advisory Council.


The Simulation Center includes the following:


Trauma center - modeled after University Health System's facility; includes two trauma exam rooms and one trauma emergency care room

Medical/surgical unit - constructed as a replica of new construction at University Hospital

Intensive care unit - constructed as a replica of new construction at University Hospital

Home health center - designed as an efficiency apartment to demonstrate to students the importance of care provided in homes

Multi-bed educational center - a four-bed medical/surgical unit where students will experience the dynamic environment of practicing on the floor of the hospital; allows medical teams to manage multiple patients at once; each room is equipped with specialty hospital beds and high-fidelity mannequins

Maternal/child center - two mother-baby birthing suites, where students will experience the care of mother and baby from labor and delivery to post-partum care

Pediatric care suite - includes three infant cribs, one child's bed and four high-fidelity mannequins

Ambulatory care suite - four treatment sites where students will experience the clinical environment of an ambulatory center

Simulation conference room - a debriefing site for faculty to work with students to unravel the meanings and lessons inherent in each experience within the Simulation Center

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Contact: Mr. Jim Cleveland
Phone: (210) 567-5862
Email: clevelandj@uthscsa.edu

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