Methodist College

Simulation Center and Clinical Practice Center


Simulation Center and Clinical Practice Center

Sara Kimble, Director of Simulation & Clinical Affairs
skimble@methodistcol.edu | (309) 672-5961

Mary Husser, Coordinator of the Simulation Center
mhusser@methodistcol.edu | (309) 671-2176

Matt Rice, Coordinator of the Clinical Practice Center
mrice@methodistcol.edu | (309) 672-5517

The open student practice hours for the academic year will be:

Clinical Practice Center (CPC)
Monday - Wednesday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The CPC is open during breaks and finals week, but is closed on holidays

To schedule appointments outside of posted practice hours please contact Matt Rice.


Methodist College's Simulation and Clinical Practice centers provide students with hands-on learning opportunities through the use of technologically advanced simulation manikins. Simulation learning supports a clinical focus for students to learn in a controlled, safe environment imitating real-life situations of patient care. These two designated areas, located at the Methodist College campus are where students are introduced to, practice and are evaluated on new skills. Guided practice for all skills are scheduled and students can sign up for group-directed practice sessions.

Methodist College strives to utilize the most current evidence-based nursing research across the curriculum. Simulation activities are integrated across the curriculum. An example of simulation activities is nursing care for a patient experiencing acute chest pain or receiving a blood transfusion. Students are challenged to assess the situation, gather all necessary information, prioritize nursing interventions, and self-evaluate their performance. Videotaped debrief sessions enhance self-reflection and allow students to assess how the nursing process was implemented. 

  • 2 High Fidelity adult manikins
  • 1 High Fidelity childbearing manikin and 1 High Fidelity infance manikin
  • 3 Moderate Fidelity adult manikins
  • 4 Moderate Fidelity pediatric manikins
  • 4 Low Fidelity manikins used for fundamental nursing education
  • Task-training IV arms
  • Omnicell for students to practice safe medication administration
  • IV pumps
  • Feeding pumps

For more information, contact Sara Kimble, Director of Simulation and Clinical Affairs, to obtain information on scheduling for the Simulation Center and the Clinical Practice Center.