The Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) at MacEwan University is a state-of-the-art clinical lab and simulation learning spaces used to enact face-to-face, standardized patient encounters, and clinical skills practice. The facility is a specially designed clinical environment in which students can safely integrate theory into practice. Students from a range of clinical programs use the CSC, including nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy assistant, social work, police and investigations, massage and acupuncture.
Students are provided with educational technologies to add value to clinical experiences and enhance learning. Integrated audio, video and specialized software are used to exercise critical thinking through collaborative and reflective learning.
The CSC consists of 27,000 sq ft of learning spaces spread over two floors of the Robbins. The centre is dedicated to interdisciplinary simulation-based learning. Each lab is equipped with the equipment, supplies and specialized technology to create a unique learning environment.
The goal of the Clinical Simulation Centre is to enable authentic simulation experiences that maximize student knowledge and skills, and therefore increase patient safety.
Colette Foisy-Doll RN MSN CHSE ANEF, Program Coordinator, Clinical Simulation Centre