Students in York University's undergraduate and graduate nursing programs can access the Nursing Simulation Centre (NSC) to support their professional development and learning needs. The NSC is located on the 3rd floor of the Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building (HNES) and serves all nursing students. Opened in February 2006, the 5000-square-foot Nursing Simulation Centre is divided into two unique spaces; the Nursing Skills Lab and the Computer Skills Lab.
About the Nursing Simulation Centre
The Nursing Skill Lab
The Nursing Skills Lab (HNES 304 & 304J) are simulated hospital environments that support nursing students with clinical skill development. This environment can be used as one space or subdivided into two independently functioning clinical skill areas by using a central glass moveable wall. The overall space can accommodate up to 100 students for clinical education and the development of fundamental and advanced nursing skills.
The Nursing Skills Lab houses adult medical-surgical beds, a pediatric area as well as two isolation rooms. Seven of the adult beds also have been equipped with a headwall system that supports simulating oxygen and suction capability. The lab is equipped with a variety of highly technical and non-technical mannequins that reflect ages across the lifespan. Additionally, the two divided spaces are equipped with podiums, computers with internet access, and projectors/screens.
The Computer Skills Lab
The Computer Skills Lab (HNES 303) has 26 workstations and access to all of the computer services normally available through York.