Susie the simulator is a special part of the nursing program.
As a nursing student at Calvin, you will practice real nursing skills using a state-of-the-art patient simulator named “Susie.” SUSIE® S2000 is a tetherless mannequin equipped to give you a realistic care experience before you practice your skills on real people. Here are just a few of the things that Susie can do:
- have her heart rate monitored
- speak select phrases
During simulation exercises, Susie is programmed to exhibit certain symptoms or complications. As a senior, you and a group of other students are given a “patient” report, then are put on a team to respond to Susie in a twenty minute simulation. This allows you to experience less commonly encountered clinical scenarios.
As a student working with Susie, you will learn:
- teamwork in an intense situation
- critical thinking skills
- to solidify classroom knowledge with hands-on experience
If you are a prospective nursing student interested in meeting Susie, check out the class visits and tours for Fridays at Calvin!