LHSON Sim Center

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Simulation Center, also known as the Sim Center, is located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Clinical Simulation Building (CSB) at 3700 Worth Street in Dallas, Texas.  Opened in 2008, the Sim Center 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 Sim Center consists of the Health Assessment Lab, Mid-Fidelity Lab, Professional Nursing Practice Skills Lab, Don A. and Ruth Buchholz High-Fidelity Sim Lab, Obstetrics and Perioperative Lab, Hybrid Simulation classroom, and 55–seat auditorium.  Plans are underway to create an Outpatient Center and a Pediatric Unit.

Health Assessment/Mid-Fidelity Assessment Lab

Health Assessment/Mid-Fidelity Assessment Lab

Professional Nursing Practice Skills Lab
Don A. and Ruth Buchholz High-Fidelity Sim Lab

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
Learning in the LHSON Sim Center 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 Innovation
The LHSON Sim Center operates under the Two-Heads-Are-Better-Than-One (2HeadsR >1) model, an innovative strategy for role assignment in simulation, grounded in the theory of collaborative cognition, created and developed by the LHSON Sim Team.  In this model, two students assume the role of one nurse.  The students are instructed to move and act as if they are one person, encouraging collaboration, teamwork, prioritization of patient care, and delegation.