School of Nursing Newsletter

News from the Simulation Learning Center

The SLC welcomed a new addition to the SLC team, Cheryl McFaden, on June 1. McFaden, who previously worked at Centra College of Nursing in Lynchburg, VA, is a certified simulation healthcare educator with several years of experience in nursing education and simulation.  

Clinical Research student Stephanie Spencer (May ’18) developed an honors project in which she wrote informed consent simulation scenarios for UNCW students and standardized patients (patient actors). See related story under News from the Clinical Research Program.   

A simulation faculty development program was held Aug. 14 with 25 faculty participants. An interprofessional Sim Development session will be held later in the semester for CHHS departments: Exercise Science, Recreation Therapy and Social Work.

The SLC and the American Red Cross collaborated on Sept. 8 to provide a day of “Shelter Fundamentals” disaster training. Faculty, students and community members will be trained as shelter volunteers by simulating the sheltering process.

On September 22 the SLC will team up senior nursing students and medical students practicing at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in three unfolding simulation scenarios involving a declining patient using a married couple who volunteer as patient actors.

The SLC has been very busy with courses carrying out skills and simulations in preparation for clinical experiences. Below are recent photos taken of student activities within the SLC. From top to bottom, the photos are: first semester students during their assessment lab; second semester students practicing wound care; third semester students learning to perform IV starts; fourth semester students practicing seizure precautions; and fifth semester students perfecing their CPR skills.