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Simulation Center

Belmont University Simulation Center consists of more than 7,600 square feet of simulation space.  The center serves the students of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing.

The Simulation Center has 44 patient simulators that vary in their functionality.  The Center include is made up of two 8-bed skills labs, one 7 bed simulation space, two four room simulation suites, an assessment lab and a debriefing space. The spaces are outfitted with hospital furnishings such as functional headwalls with suction and simulated compressed oxygen, Pyxis™ medication and supply stations, Alaris™ IV pumps, a large inventory of task trainers and devices to aide in patient positioning and transfer.  These support the centers mission by providing a life-like learning environment.

Students participating in a medical simulation at Belmont UniversityIn addition to patient simulators the simulation center employs trained actors to play the part of patients and family members. These actors referred to as Simulated Participants add realism and give the students the opportunity to develop communication skills and empathy.

The faculty and staff of the simulation center are highly trained to plan, implement and evaluate simulation based experiences for our students.

Belmont University’s Simulation Center was the first center in the state of Tennessee to accredited by the Society for Simulation in Health Care and is Endorsed by the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning for excellence in implementing the Four Core Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice.

SSH Accreditation
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Mission

To improve patient safety and health outcomes by providing high quality, evidence based, experiential education in a safe innovative environment.

Vision

To become a national leader in interprofessional healthcare simulation.

Goals

  • Integrating interprofessional experiences into the beginning health professions curricula.
  • Fostering simulation research to improve healthcare education, processes and outcomes.
  • Providing innovative learning strategies to enhance patient care quality in accordance with the national Patient Safety goals.
  • Enhancing statewide improvement in patient care and safety by collaborating with our external communities of interests to provide simulated experiences.

 

Simulation Center Faculty and Staff

Meet Our Team

Simulation Facilities

  • The Centennial Nursing Lab & Margaret Lindsley Warden Lab
  • The Skyline Acute Skills Lab
  • The Summit Health Assessment Lab
  • The J.D. Elliot Pediatric and Maternal Nursing Lab
  • The McWhorter Interprofessional Lab
  • The Multimedia Debriefing Room