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.

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