Designing Higher Ed: Simulation Lab Considerations

The pandemic has greatly increased student interest in health careers education. As college and university campuses around the country are seeking ways to increase enrollment and rebound from a turbulent year, many are looking to invest in their nursing, health sciences and allied health programs as a way to attract new students. A key strategy is ensuring that simulation labs reflect current hospital, clinic, and home environments as well as provide real-world, hands-on training for their students.

If you are expanding, updating or adding a sim lab to your program, there are several factors to consider to maximize your investment as well as provide the best learning environment for your students and educators. In this article, Kahler Slater’s team of experts shares best practice and the latest thinking in simulation design.