New Video Shares Benefits of Don A. and Ruth Buccholz Simulation Lab at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing

May 13, 2014
The video was produced and filmed by Marty Pike, a graduate student of Baylor University. Inspiration for the video was to show the lab to prospective students and share it with donors.

Since 2008, thanks to the generosity of more than 70 donors, the state-of-the-art Sim Lab is a vital hands-on learning tool to nursing students of the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. The Lab provides an environment where learning can flourish, attracting and supporting a top-tier student body and providing outstanding academic facilities.

“Our state of the art simulators (manikins) are as “real” as technology allows. They are fully responsive with pulses, chest rise, various breath sounds, reactive pupils, and many other clinically significant signs and symptoms that can be manipulated by the instructors to mimic an array of clinical problems in varying degrees of severity,” said Gamblian. Mother “Noelle” and newborn “Baby Hal” teach students about birthing scenarios and delivery methods. “John Howser,” the unit’s eight-month old, and “Sim-NewB”, a newborn with an umbilical cord that can be assessed, cut and catheterized, offer students experience with caring for infants. The Sim Lab also has a five-year old simulator representing every age group. “Additionally, Baylor nursing students get to experience a variety of clinical situations as they work with our adult and pediatric simulators in a controlled setting. The faculty at LHSON access a robust collection of simulation resources, while also drawing from their own professional experience, to create ‘real-life’ scenarios for their students to practice nursing procedures and develop their critical thinking skills in a safe environment,” said Gamblian.

To watch the new Sim Lab Center video, please click here.


The Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees were awarded in 1952, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made a $13 million endowment gift to the school. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree and a master of science in nursing degrees in advanced neonatal nursing, nursing leadership and innovation, and family nurse practitioner programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School also offers a nurse midwifery doctorate in nursing practice. For more information visit


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