Student interacting with high fidelity manikin, Lucina, in an OB simulation.
Dr. Elmore demonstrating suturing techniques to students at a collaborative table.
Simulated supplies are being delivered by a drone during an inter-professional simulation.
Students practice performing a 12-Lead EKG at the bedside with Dr. Reynolds.
The College of Nursing features a 10,615 square-foot Simulation & Learning Innovation Center (SLIC) on the third floor of the College of Nursing. The SLIC is a state-of-the-art facility with a 16-bed hospital lab, 16-table assessment room, collaboration stations, four advanced practice provider clinical examination rooms, a telehealth room, a Pyxis medication room, and debriefing rooms. The SLIC provides a mock hospital for clinical experiences, including seven high-fidelity simulation laboratories with digital video and audio management systems, four medical-surgical suites, an ICU suite, and an obstetric/pediatric four-bed laboratory.

16 bed lab
Exam Room
Debriefing room
Nursing Faculty in the Simulation Control Room running a Healthcare simulation for nursing students.
CAE METIman as a trauma victim
Exam room

 SLIC Staff 

Mary Mendendorp

SLIC Manager
Mary Deason, MSN, RN, CHSE
NUR 351

Kimberly Budisalich

Simulation Coordinator, Graduate Programs
Kimberly Budisalich, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, CHSE

Katherine Morrison

Simulation Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs
Katherine Morrison, MSN, RN

Standardized Patient Program

The Simulation & Learning Innovation Center is dedicated to supporting and expanding the integration of clinical simulation and standardized/simulated patient (SP) methodology in nursing education and inter-professional practice. The SLIC, through the Healthcare Simulation and Standardized Patient programs, provides consultative and supportive services for curriculum development, design and integration of innovative immersive instructional strategies and technology, assessment methods, and faculty development. Our vision is to be a world-class learning center that serves our learners and the local community and impacts the national and international academic communities to advance the science of healthcare simulation education to improve practice and patient safety.

Simulation Experiences

Clinical simulation experiences are recorded and can be viewed in real-time and from previously recorded experiences, allowing faculty to examine the learner's performance and provide feedback.

The SLIC is supported by the SLIC Manager, a Learning Resource Center Specialist, faculty coordinators, graduate teaching assistants, and student workers. Usual hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday. 

To schedule a visit or skills practice, please call us at 256-824-2430.

Human Patient Simulators

The simulation hospital features the latest high-fidelity human patient simulators and task trainers.

Available Simulators
INACSL Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement
NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accredited Program