Opened in August 2010, the St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University's simulation lab occupies approximately 25,000 square feet of space on the 2nd floor of the Nursing building.
The simulation space consists of four lab rooms containing from 5-10 hospital beds each. Additional specialty areas include:
- Two private simulation suites with observation windows facing the lab's audio/video control center
- Health Assessment area that includes six open bays with exam tables
- A mock private medical office containing six exam rooms and a nurses station
- Simulated Home Care/private apartment space with kitchenette and private bathroom
The simulation lab maintains a vast inventory of equipment designed to provide a rich educational environment custom-tailored towards our nursing students.
Included in this inventory are life-size patient simulators that can mimic many human functions such as the rise and fall of the chest that occurs during breathing, the ability to talk and provide details of symptoms to students, and blood pressures that can be measured using the appropriate tools.
Click on the "Nursing Simulation Labs" links to the right to find out more about our high-tech, high-touch sim labs.