Redefining the Classroom

Nursing Simulation Center (and its students) draw national attention

Posted: May 2nd, 2014

LSSU SIMLAB FAME – Lake Superior State University nursing students (from left) Sam Balzer, Emily Schaub, and Elizabeth Schlaud reprise their roles on the March cover of MedSim magazine, a trade journal that goes out all over North America to health professionals, medical device manufacturers, and hospitals with simulated-patient training labs. The magazine mentioned a new simulation center jointly run by the LSSU School of Nursing and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan's War Memorial Hospital that features state-of-the-art mannequins that blink, bleed, cry, sweat and express their symptoms to healthcare workers and students just as live patients might, and respond to treatment much like live patients would. The center is housed in the Sault SmartZone's accelerator building. Balzer, from Auburn, Mich., who worked as a simulation center technician this past year, passed his registered nurse exams in March. Schaub, from Lake Leelanau, Mich., and Schlaud, from Caro, Mich., take their RN exams this summer. LSSU BSN nursing grads typically entertain up to five job offers before settling on a position. Run a Web search on "LSSU WMH simulation center" to learn more about LSSU's nursing program and the burgeoning simulation center. (LSSU/John Shibley)

A print-resolution photo that runs with this caption can be found by clicking here.


CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Jodi Orm, School of Nursing, e-mail, 379-9352.