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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center

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Teaching and Learning in Simulation

"Simulation is an educational strategy in which a particular set of conditions are created or replicated to resemble authentic situations that are possible in real life. Simulation can incorporate one or more modalities to promote, improve, or validate a participant's performance."

Source: INACSL Standards Committee (2016, December). INACSL standards of best practice: SimulationSM Simulation glossary. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(S), S39-S47.

The 16,000-square-foot Maverick Family Simulation Center is located in the Clinical Sciences Building and provides access to 13 high fidelity mannequins, ranging from newborns to adults. Starting in their first semester in the School of Nursing, students spend significant time in simulation scenarios. The expanded space and equipment resources also create opportunities to bring practice partners into the simulation space and provide training to their workforce.

The School of Nursing along with The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society has been instrumental in adding the development of family nursing skills and education to simulation labs.

Center Operations

[PDF] Mission and Vision (2 MiB)

[PDF] Policy and Procedure (774 KiB)

[PDF] Code of Conduct (1 MiB)