The Clinical Simulation Center at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing on the University
of Wyoming campus houses quite a variety of activity and resources:
Skills Lab Simulations: "Low-Fidelity"Low-fidelity manikens are found in the Center's Skills Lab beds, set up somewhat like
a hospital room. Students can do things TO these manikens, but the manikens cannot
do anything themselves.
Patient Rooms, ICU: "High-Fidelity"In another area, the high-fidelity manikens are housed in their own patient rooms.
These simulated patients can talk, sweat, bleed, whatever the nursing faculty program
them to do!
Exam RoomsIn a third area, the Clinical Simulation Center boasts six exam rooms, fitted with
authentic equipment. Students primarily in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
meet with "standardized patients" in those rooms to do assessments on real people.
Community volunteers are trained in certain scenarios to role play the patient. The
interactions are videotaped and also viewed by professors through a one-way mirror.
These simulations are incredibly helpful to the DNP students, receiving feedback from
professors who viewed through the one-way mirror; from the standardized patients themselves
through a critique after the session, and through student feedback from classmates
who watched the video taken of the interaction.
Other SimlationsOther simulations that take place within the curriculum of the nursing programs at
the University of Wyoming are not focused in one room, but in the hallways and outdoors,
such as "Psych Sim" and Wilderness Simulation.
Click into the photo gallery below. Captions will guide you on a personal tour through
our state-of-the-art simulation center facilities and activities.