St. Vincent’s College has multiple on-site laboratory facilities. Students practice procedures to reinforce skills in these safe settings, bridging the theory and clinical components of their education.
The Skills Laboratories allow students to practice their training and critical thinking prior to implementation in the clinical setting.
Our state of the art Nursing Skills Laboratory is open for the practice of skills throughout the week, including day and evening hours. Skills Laboratory hours and sign-up sheets for practice, re-demonstrations and remediation of nursing skills are posted in the Skills Laboratory by lab personnel. The faculty in the skills lab are expert clinicians and teachers who will guide students in the complex tasks of skills competency. The Simulation lab requires instructor assistance, but the Vital-Sims located in the Nursing Skills lab can be used without an instructor present.
Our Radiography Skills Laboratory is available to students for demonstrations and practice of clinical skills.
Two Anatomy and Physiology labs, along with a Microbiology lab, allow students to perform analytical procedures in a controlled environment.
The Clinical Nursing Simulation Laboratory offers patient simulators in an environment that closely resembles hospital, home and outpatient settings. It is utilized by nursing students throughout the program. The goal of a clinical simulation is to enhance the nursing student’s clinical reasoning, cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills in a safe learning environment. Clinical expectations and recording of simulation are standard. The clinical simulation hours are integrated within the required clinical hours for each nursing course. A Simulation Facilitator and/or Clinical Instructor need to be present when the Clinical Nursing Simulation Laboratory is in use.