Rural SimCenter

baby The Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation Center is a partnership between three rural hospitals and the School of Nursing at CSU Chico.  The Simulation Center Partnership is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art education using dynamic teaching tools. Through the use of the Clinical Simulation Center, students and professionals can experience risk-free, hands-on clinical situations. Examples include mock codes, intubation procedures, inserting chest tubes, managing critical care scenarios and numerous other opportunities. 

The simulation center uses simulation technology and methods—including human patient simulators—to provide realistic case scenarios.  Our students participate in simulation throughout their nursing education.  The goal is to provide a place where students can practice critical events without risk to patient safety.  

lab The simulation center is designed to allow the student to update their clinical practice--by working as individuals or teams--in real-case scenarios designed improve student skills, communication, teamwork, and professionalism. Team Training is the centerpiece of Rural SimCenter training. Students and professionals practice skills and participate in a full range of patient cases working as teams and using simulation technology.

pearsonpatient Students will be working with high fidelity mannequins or in some cases with standardized patient volunteers. These volunteers serve as actors in ours cases. They receive case information and objectives and as faculty provide a realistic educational experience.  Students have the opportunity to work with a family of simulators from newborns through adults.  By working with patient simulators CSU Chico nursing students are better prepared for clinical practice.


from left to right  Sherry Fox and Becky Damazo