Students training in Simulation Center

Simulation Center

The Simulation Center is comprised of several separate learning areas, replicating a long-term care or rehab facility, and home health care setting complete with a kitchen, bathroom and living area. The center also houses a nursing station, debriefing room, and control room.


Some simulations in the center are run similarly to those in the simulation hospital, with instructors monitoring students from a control room as they care for computerized manikins. However, because the Simulation Center involves a wider range of nursing practices that are often difficult to implement using a manikin, students engage in simulations that use standardized patients or students acting as their patients. This allows students to replicate clinical practices that involve assisting patients in home care settings, to executing simple daily tasks, and practicing skills for inpatient care.  


Contact Information

Nursing Lab Assistant Office
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2142
(630) 942-2569

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