As a nursing student at Calvin, you will practice real nursing skills using state-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulators. These patient simulators are tetherless mannequins equipped to give you realistic care experiences.
Here are just a few of the things that Hal and Susie do:
- blink and have pupils react to light
- have a heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs that change
- speak select phrases
During simulation exercises, Hal and Susie are programmed to exhibit certain symptoms or complications that allow you to experience scenarios that you may encounter in a clinical setting . As a senior, you and a group of other students are given a “patient” report, then are put on a team to respond to one of the mannequins in a twenty-minute simulation.
As a student working with Hal and 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 Hal and Susie, check out the class visits and tours for Fridays at Calvin!