School of Nursing Celebrates Health Care Simulation Week

SON Celebrates Health Care Simulation Week

10/21 - To bring awareness to the importance of simulation in health care education, the School of Nursing (SON) celebrated Health Care Simulation Week on Sept. 13-19.

Health Care Simulation Week celebrates global professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery. It also raises awareness in communities nationwide about how health care simulation is leading us to safer, more knowledgeable patient care. 

SON faculty, staff and prelicensure students met in the Simulation Learning Center and on the front steps of McNeill Hall to celebrate. Sammy the Seahawk stopped by to meet the first-year students and had an unfortunate accident on arrival. Three student volunteers assessed his injuries, and he made a full recovery.

“The event created a sense of community for the students who participate in simulation,” Clinical Instructor Stephanie Sims said. “Combining education with fun is a win-win for all.”

The Simulation Innovators, Movers and Shakers (SIMS) Team organized the event and created a short video to generate excitement about simulation.

This was SON’s first year celebrating Health Care Simulation Week.