Innovative Simulation and Virtual Reality Labs - Coming 2024

The Conway School of Nursing is committed to providing the best education to our students.

Opening in 2024, the new Conway School of Nursing building includes 16,664 square feet of
simulation, skills, and lab space. Encompassing three floors, the new technology-enhanced
spaces expand the School’s capacity and ability to use immersive technologies in providing quality

  • Microbiology Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology Lab
  • Virtual Reality Suite
Simulation Center
  • Each room contains real-time recording capability to assist in the learning process.
  • 8 Acute Care High-Fidelity Hospital Rooms. One of these rooms serves as a simulated operating room
  • 6 Exam Rooms with pre/debriefing alcove,
  • 7 Debriefing Rooms
  • State-of-the-Art Studio Recording and Production Space
Skills Labs
  • 2 skills lab with a total of 17 open practice bays and 3 enclosed bays
  • 1 Acute Care Room situated between the skills labs and enabled with real-time recording
  • 1 Debriefing Room
  • 1 Skills Demonstration Room located across from the skills labs

Where Nursing Education, Technology and Learning Meet

The Tersigni Simulation Center in the Conway School of Nursing is an immersive learning space that bridges the gap between classroom theory and clinical practice using technology and cutting-edge teaching methods in experiential learning.

Undergraduate Nursing Students and Simulation

Throughout their experience in the nursing program, prelicensure students develop finely honed clinical decision making skills by actively managing ever more challenging patient scenarios.

  • In the health assessment lab, students learn the steps, techniques, and instruments necessary to conduct a comprehensive a head-to-toe physical exam.
  • In the fundamental skills lab, students learn to provide a wide array of bedside nursing skills including: wound care, patient mobility, ostomy care, fall prevention, nasogastric tube placement, oxygenation, and intermuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections.
  • In their final semester, students participate in their capstone simulation experience: a code blue scenario requiring they work as a team to rapidly implement national guidelines for advanced cardiac life support and revive an unconscious patient suffering from a lethal dysrhythmia.

Advanced Practice Nursing Students and Simulation

Advanced Practice (NP) students use the Tersigni Simulation Center for guided skills instruction and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).

  • Skills taught include suturing, stapling, abscess drainage, 12-lead EKG interpretation, lumbar puncture, and advanced health assessment.
  • OSCEs focus on primary care visits and feature some of the latest technology in telehealth simulation.
  • Advanced Practice students also have the opportunity to work with and receive feedback from professional patient actors as they learn to conduct genitourinary exams.