Experience: We offer nursing students cutting-edge technology and virtual simulation, including a simulation laboratory designed to enhance out-of-class learning for our nursing students. The lab is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and is equipped with resources and technology to simulate a daily nursing experience to actively engage critical thinking and independent judgment skills. Lab instructors are available to support students as they learn to transform their knowledge to practice. Our students also benefit from virtual practice with SimMan and SimBaby, computer-generated medical scenarios that challenge users to properly manage client assessment procedures. A video camera feature allows students and their instructors to review their client management and applied skills. More important, the clinical lab provides a non-threatening treatment setting that builds students’ confidence in client care. Our newest technological asset in the simulation lab is Noel, a “pregnant” female mannequin demonstrating the full life cycle gestation and childbirth. With one-on-one support from qualified instructors, students virtually experience the birthing process and learn the dynamics of a pregnancy and delivery.
Serve: To facilitate hands-on engagement, students complete clinical hours for credit in an approved placement location in the surrounding community:
Adventist Behavioral Health
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center
Genesis Health Care-Bowie
Heart to Hand
Hospice of the Chesapeake
HSC Home Care
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Prince George’s County Public Schools
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Join: In the spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, we offer two nursing student organizations. The Student Nurse Association, a pre-professional organization open to all nursing and pre-nursing students, provides students opportunities in service learning, scholarships, student leadership and collaboration with faculty. We also host an undergraduate chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., a national organization of professional nurses and nursing students with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. Established in 2006, the Lambda Phi Beta is actively involved in the fight against health disparities in our community by promoting health education and disease prevention. The chapter also provides toiletries and canned goods to people in need and raises funds for health organizations.