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Simulation Center and Clinical Practice Center


Simulation Center and Clinical Practice Center

Matthew A. Rice, Director of Simulation & Clinical Learning Centers
mrice@methodistcol.edu | (309) 672-4777 | Office E127

Anaid Sanchez, Simulation Center Assistant
asanchez@methodistcol.edu | (309) 671-2176

Sabrina Marlin, Coordinator of the Clinical Practice Center
smarlin@methodistcol.edu | (309) 672-5517

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

Clinical Practice Center (CPC)
7 days a week from 8am - 5pm

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

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 infant manikin
  • 3 Moderate Fidelity adult manikins
  • 4 High Fidelity and 4 Moderate Fidelity pediatric manikins
  • 4 Low Fidelity manikins used for fundamental nursing education
  • Task-training IV arms
  • IV pumps
  • Feeding pumps
  • Anatomage Table - 3D anatomy visualization system

For more information, contact Matt Rice, Director of Simulation and Clinical Learning Centers, to obtain information on scheduling for the Simulation Center and the Clinical Practice Center.