Nursing Students to Participate in Sim Day

 WHAT: Students in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing at Abilene will participate in Sim Day/OSCE to work with faculty in a simulated environment to practice a variety of clinical scenarios.

WHEN:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (July 1-2)

WHERE:  TTUHSC Simulation Center, 1674 Pine St.

EVENT: Access to TTUHSC’s resources for clinical simulation and learning, especially in the rural areas like those surrounding Abilene, helps expand nurse practitioner students’ roles in health care. Participating students have completed registered nurse training, and possess expertise in various nursing fields. This experience gives online distance graduate students in Abilene access to clinical learning opportunities as they work towards a master’s in nursing and achieve national licensed nurse practitioner certification to provide care in Texas.

During Sim Day, standardized patients, faculty and center staff will coordinate case scenarios and simulation activities to promote student learning in advanced health assessment and diagnosis of conditions across the lifespan. These experiences will prepare students to apply learned techniques and provide patient care in a simulated Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

The OSCE is a student evaluation tool adopted by schools of medicine and more recently, schools of nursing and other allied health disciplines. It is designed to test clinical skill performance and competence in skills like communication, clinical examination and medical procedures.

 For more breaking news and experts, follow @ttuhscnews on Twitter.


Related Stories

TTUHSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts Student Research Week

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.

TTUHSC Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Vulnerabilities in Specific Cancer Types

The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.

The Hype Around Artificial Intelligence

Richard Greenhill, DHA, FISQua, FACHE, discusses the hype and reality surrounding AI in healthcare.

Recent Stories

Education

TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Class of 2022 Honored at Commencement Ceremony

The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy celebrated the Class of 2022 May 21 with its annual commencement ceremony.

Health

Living with Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that affects a person’s ability to eat or drink, affecting between 300,000 and 700,000 people in the United States each year.

Health

Equip Yourself with Lifesaving Skills – Know How to Stop the Bleed During National Stop the Bleed Month

Brittany Bankhead, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery for the Division of Trauma, Burns and Critical Care at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, said life-threatening bleeding can happen in everyday scenarios.