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Learn Here, Practice Here.

Tech-driven skills and simulation labs that let you gain real-world experience through standardized patients, computerized mannequins and controlled clinical settings. Large, open lab areas encourage interprofessional collaborations and enhance learning opportunities.

Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice

Overview

CICSP front deskThe Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) is designed to simulate clinical settings, providing undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and enhance their skills. Our learning and evaluative assessment labs provide a safe clinical and psychological environment where students experience real-world scenarios to build competence and confidence in their nursing skills.

Our 22,000 square feet of undergraduate and graduate clinical skills and simulation labs utilize Standardized Patient (SP) actors and computerized mannequins to assist students in physical assessment and communication skills. Our simulators mimic real-life human physiology, both normal and abnormal, giving students the opportunity to learn and improve upon their knowledge base, multiple patient management, communication and crisis management skills, teamwork, critical thinking and self-evaluation.

All programs within the College of Nursing and Health Professions use the labs, making the space an interdisciplinary learning environment with a wide breadth of learning possibilities. Supported by advanced technology and an innovative learning model, CICSP enhances the nursing and health profession’s students core education by providing supervised instruction in controlled settings to graduate competent care providers.

Mission
The mission of CICSP flows from the Missions of the programs we serve:

  1. To provide an environment to promote the clinical practice in a professional setting and foster studying.
  2. Provide tools to deepen the learning experience in the Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Rehab Science Programs primarily, as well as support all the programs within the College of Nursing and Health Professions as needed.

Donor Corner

Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) Donor

College of Nursing and Health Professions Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice acknowledges the generosity of:

  • Dolores Kallinick Harris, R.N.
  • Woman's Medical CollegeSchool of NursingClass of 1953 
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation. 

In grateful appreciation for these donations, which significantly contributed to the construction of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice, a state of the art clinical learning center designed to enhance the education and clinical competence of nurses, physical therapists, physicians assistants and mental health professionals.


Staff

Leland "Rocky" Rockstraw, PhD., RN
Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing &
Assistant Dean, Simulation, Clinical & Technology Academic Operations
Three Parkway, 11th floor, Suite 11622D
Phone: 267.359.5725
rocky@drexel.edu

John Cornele, RN, BSN, EMP-T
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice
New College Building - Room 3502
Phone: 215.762.3766
jc46@drexel.edu

Anginita DeRamus
Simulation and Clinical Lab Specialist
New College Building - Room 3108
Phone: 215.762.3595
ad888@drexel.edu

Kris Eden
CICSP Clinical Lab Assistant
New College Building - Room 4610
215.762.7883
kje34@drexel.edu

Bob Feenan
IT Manager
New College Building - Room 3604
Desk Phone: 215.762.1802
rhf23@drexel.edu

Shenna Hines
Administrative Coordinator II
Three Parkway, Suite 11622E
Desk Phone: 267.359.5726
sch37@drexel.edu

Nicholas Mazzuca
Simulation and Clinical Lab Specialist
New College Building - Room 4610
215.762.7879
njm63@drexel.edu

Arlene Solnick
Simulation Coordinator and Assistant Clinical Professor
215.762.1709
ajs59@drexel.edu

Melanie Whitehead
Evening Coordinator
New College Building - Room 3108
215.762.3595
mrt35@drexel.edu

Giorgio Pietropaolo
Simulation and Clinical Lab Specialist
 New College Building - Room 3108
215.762.3595
Gp363@drexel

Robin Young
CICSP Clinical Lab Coordinator
New College Building - 3108
215.762.3595
rsy22@drexel.edu