School of Nursing

Nursing Simulation and Learning Center

Mount Nursing students participate in a simulation exercise

Mount Saint Mary College School of Nursing Simulation and Learning Center is committed to creating a stimulating learning environment that fosters nursing students' essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for patient safety, clinical leadership, and transition into practice.

Our unique and innovative laboratory is comprised of several learning environments, including a clinical nursing lab wherestudents can practice a wide variety of clinical skills with low fidelity patient simulators.Clinical faculty assist students as they learn physical assessment skills andtechnical procedures such as medication administration, IV therapy, and Foley catheter placement.

Our labs include the use of the most current technology in healthcare settings including:

  • IV pumps
  • Medication carts
  • Emergency crash carts
  • Electronic Health Record

Graduate students in the Master of Science program have a concentration in Nursing in two nurse practitioner programs: the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Our labs provide learning space and equipment to help students focus on specific skills including suturing, pelvic examination, and advanced physical assessment.

Our Simulation Center provides a supportive, non-threatening environment in which students at all learning levels are able to practice skills, participate in patient care scenarios and enhance critical thinking and clinical judgment.

Our simulation lab consists of high fidelity patient simulators such as a 3G adult and pediatric patient, “Noelle”, our obstetric patient, and a hi-fidelity newborn baby.


Simulating “real-life” scenarios provides students with opportunities to enhance development of nursing skills, teamwork and collaboration, communication, patient safety considerations, critical thinking, and clinical judgment skills. The nursing simulation lab includes control rooms that are used for observation and evaluation of clinical simulations. A dedicated area is available for an instructor facilitated debriefing. During debriefing, students reflect and discuss the simulation experience. This component is central to student learning, self-awareness, and evaluating patient care safety.


Mount Nursing students participate in a simulation exercise