Nursing Simulation Information

Why Simulation?

Simulation is a powerful tool for education and assessment for students working in medical fields. It bridges the gap between the theoretical skills students learn in class and their clinical practice. Additionally, because the simulation environment is safe, controlled and low-risk, students have greater opportunities to practice and learn from their mistakes.

In fact, research has shown that simulation has the ability to enhance active student learning and has long-term benefits for patient care, including reducing complications and shortening the length of hospital stays.

Simulations also allow students to observe and take part in providing care for high-risk but low-volume experiences that they may not be able to witness in their clinical practice, and offers all students the chance to learn how to respond to these situations in a safe environment. This practice ensures that they are better prepared for all types of patient care when they arrive in a clinical setting.


Contact Information

Nursing Lab Assistant Office
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2142
(630) 942-8398

Simulation Hospital
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2145
(630) 942-2539

Simulation Center
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2136
(630) 942-4258

Melissa Ericson, Nursing Simulation and Lab Manager
(630) 942-3938

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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