LHSON Clinical Simulation Building
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Simulation is located in the Clinical Simulation Building at 3700 Worth Street in Dallas, Texas. Opened in 2008, LHSON Simulation underwent an expansion during the Summer of 2018 that more than doubled its size, allowing for a substantial increase in simulation-based activities integrated throughout the undergraduate and graduate programs. The vision of LHSON Simulation is to be the synergy point for creative teaching among our faculty and students; where learning is facilitated through collaborative and cooperative processes. LHSON Simulation supports the mission of the school by assisting in the preparation of safe and effective professional nurses possessing the necessary skills and clinical judgment to provide quality, patient-centered care, through participation and engagement in a variety of simulation-based learning activities.
Health Assessment/Mid-Fidelity Assessment Lab
Professional Nursing Practice Skills Lab
Don A. and Ruth Buchholz High-Fidelity Sim Lab
LHSON CSB Mission Statement
The mission of the LHSON CSB supports the mission of our school by assisting in the preparation of safe and effective professional nurses possessing the necessary skills and clinical judgment to provide quality, patient-centered care, through participation and engagement in a variety of simulation-based learning activities.
LHSON CSB Vision Statement
The vision of the LHSON CSB is to be the synergy point for creative teaching among our faculty and students where learning is facilitated through collaborative and cooperative processes.
Advantages of Simulation-Based Education
Learning in LHSON Simulation is opportunistic ~ what you need, is what you get! Simulation-based learning experiences can be scheduled at convenient times and locations; they can be repeated as often as necessary – any clinical situation can be created and adjusted at will. Working in a simulated environment allows students to make mistakes and learn from these mistakes; learners gain powerful insight into the consequences of their actions without jeopardizing patient safety.
Simulation as a Catalyst for Collaboration and Innovation
All scenario-based simulation activities are a collaboration between the Sim Facilitator (an expert in the use of simulation as a teaching methodology) and a clinical or course faculty member, who serves as the content expert.
In the Fall of 2017, the LHSON Sim Team created the Two-Heads-Are-Better-Than-One (2HeadsR>1) strategy for role assignment in simulation. This innovative approach to scenario-based simulation activities, allows for the assessment of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, while also encouraging collaboration and shared decision-making. Two students assume the role of one nurse. They are instructed to move and act as if they are one person, requiring the use of think aloud to share their thoughts, collaborate, and determine the appropriate plan of care for the simulated patient.