The 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.
The mission of CICSP flows from the Missions of the programs we serve:
- To provide an environment to promote the clinical practice in a professional setting and foster studying.
- 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.
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.