Nursing practice labs and simulation rooms are available to provide the student with an opportunity to gain experience and confidence in performing a wide variety of nursing technologies. Patient care stations in the laboratories, designed to closely approximate inpatient areas and stocked with necessary supplies, are available for students to practice both basic and advanced nursing technologies.
Practice using actual hospital equipment is an integral part of the laboratory experience, and patient simulators are provided to facilitate clinical skill mastery. Additionally, students receive individual instruction and guidance in the performance of key nursing technologies, including vital signs, medication administration, intravenous therapy, and sterile technique.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is among 10 nursing schools nationwide collaborating on a landmark study to find out just how well patient simulators—high-tech manikins that respond to a nurse's care—help prepare the nurses of tomorrow.