Nursing student works in state-of-the-art simulation lab

Nursing Simulation Laboratory


College of DuPage’s Nursing Simulation Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility designed to give students the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning in a wide variety of patient care experiences to help them strengthen clinical practice, critical thinking, decision making and team work skills.

One of the most comprehensive simulation labs in the state, the Nursing Simulation Laboratory is comprised of several learning environments, including a four-bed simulation hospital, two simulation lab classrooms, an open lab for student practice, and a simulation center that replicates clinic, long-term care and home health care settings. These spaces help train more than 300 students each semester who are enrolled in the College’s nursing program.  

Mission and Philosophy

The Nursing Skills Laboratory mission is in accord with the mission of College of DuPage, as well as the philosophies of the Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division programs. The mission acknowledges that each student will receive a quality education, training, information and cultural opportunities. The Nursing Skills Laboratory will continue to serve students as part of an innovative institution that provides a powerful learning environment for all.


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