LHSON Sim Center

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Don A. and Ruth Buchholz Simulation Lab, also known as the Sim Center, is located on the 2nd floor of the LHSON Center for Research & Clinical Practice building at 3700 Worth Street in Dallas, Texas. Opened in 2008, the Sim Center consists of three main spaces: the Health Assessment Lab, the Skills Lab and the High-Fidelity Sim Lab.

The LHSON Sim Center operates under a Sim Facilitator model. At every scenario-based simulation activity, a sim facilitator (a specially trained simulation educator) works alongside the course/clinical faculty member who serves as the clinical content expert. We believe this approach produces the highest quality learning experience for our students. 

LHSON Sim Center Mission Statement
The mission of the LHSON Sim Center 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 Sim Center Vision Statement 
The vision of the LHSON Sim Center 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

  • Simulation can accommodate a range of learners from novices to experts.
  • Simulated learning experiences can be scheduled at convenient times and locations; they can be repeated as often as necessary – any clinical situation can be portrayed 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.