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VCU nursing students participate in pilot interprofessional simulation

November 2, 2016

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On October 28, 19 students from advanced practice nursing, dental hygiene, dentistry, and pharmacy participated in a pilot interprofessional health assessment simulation. The three-hour session involved two simulations: a table top simulation where students from each discipline collaborated to evaluate a teenager, and a standardized patient simulation where each discipline took a history independently and […]

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SON students participate in emergency/disaster simulation

October 6, 2016

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VCU School of Nursing students recently participated in a Richmond Emergency Disaster Preparedness Simulation during their Community Health Nursing class. Mary Kay Goldschmidt, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, led this first simulation event with 86 students participating. The purpose of the simulation was to prepare […]

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Preschoolers Visit the Clinical Learning Center for Hands-on Simulation Demonstration

January 9, 2013

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It’s never too early to learn about nursing. A preschool class from Weinstein JCC visited the Clinical Learning Center at the VCU School of Nursing today to get a hands-on demonstration of simulated patient care.Ā Dina Schnurman, M.S.N., M.B.A., RN, , CPN, CPON, a pediatric nurse educator, led a demonstration on a pediatric patient simulator, showing […]

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VCU School of Nursing Center for Clinical Learning Adds New Pediatric Simulator

September 6, 2011

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The VCU School of Nursing’s Clinical Learning Center (CLC) recently welcomed one of the newest pediatric simulators in the industry to its growing interactive education inventory. Fresh off the assembly line, the SimJuniorā„¢ is about the size of a five-year-old, said Sandra Voll, MS, RN, CNM, WHNP, FNP, assistant professor and CLC director. “He’s a […]

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Helicopter Crew Teaches Nursing Students

April 13, 2010

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The nurses and paramedics from LifeEvac, VCU Health System’s critical care helicopter transport, spent two days in the Clinical Learning Center at VCU School of Nursing. Training exercises included newborn, pediatric, and adult emergency situations requiring team work, excellent communication, and precision. Our students learned great clinical knowledge and observed great role models in action!

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Advance Practice Skills – NURS 611

August 27, 2009

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A new course this Fall 09 offers Advanced Practice Clinical Skills to graduate students at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing. The course utilizes a rich mix of simulation and active learning in our state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Center. Skills include suturing, reading chest Xrays, arthrocentesis, and selected acute care procedures. Above, Elis Salamone NP student […]

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FNP Students Suture in the Clinical Learning Center

June 17, 2009

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Suture2.jpg Summer 09 students learn how to suture in the CLC over summer semester. A new course, NURS 611, Advance Practice Clinical Skills will start Fall 09 with 2 sections, one with a more primary care focus, another for acute care. Suturing will be covered in both. Xray interpretation, splinting, wound management, and more will […]

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VCU School of Nursing hosts VASSA simulation conference

April 22, 2009

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On Wednesday, May 27, the VCU School of Nursing will host the 2009 Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) Conference. The conference will address a number of topics including integrating simulation into nursing education, designing scenarios and obtaining funding. Visit the conference registration page for more information or to register. The registration deadline is May 1.

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VCU LifeEvac Helicopter Lands at School of Nursing

November 11, 2008

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The Clinical Learning Center (CLC) hosted airway training and intubation for the Flight crew of VCU Health Systems emergency medical transport helicopter on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008. In the spirit of multidisciplinary training, the team’s medical director, nurses, paramedics, and VCU School of Nursing students participated in planned simulations. These professionals are interested in telling […]

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Most Downloaded International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship Article

October 23, 2008

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With 1,325 PDF downloads to date, “Diffusion of Innovation: Embedding Simulation into Nursing Curricula”, by Angela Renee Starkweather of Virginia Commonwealth University and Suzie Kardong-Edgren of Washington State University, is the most-downloaded article so far in 2008. Simulation can enhance learning and provides a stimulating environment for technologically proficient students. Yet, there remain a large […]

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