Redefining the Classroom

Nursing faculty plumb new simulation center capabilities

Posted: August 23rd, 2014

SIMCENTER SAAVY – Lake Superior State University nursing professor Mary Reynolds-Keegan (left, foreground) and her colleagues monitor an unfolding exercise in the department's new Nursing Skills Simulation Center on Aug. 19. The faculty were training on how to best engage students in using the center's five computer-controlled, wireless mannequins that do things real humans do, including bleed, blink, cry, and even deliver a baby. An adjacent control room lets instructors throw realistic scenarios at student teams working patients in real-time. Run a Web search on "LSSU simulation center" to learn more about LSSU's nursing program and its burgeoning simulation center. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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2014-15 School of Nursing Faculty - Back row, left to right, Sandi King, Kelli Verdecchia, Jamie Gerrie, Mary Reynolds-Keegan (elbow on bed), Cynthia Butcher, Lori Oliver, Lynn Kabke, Adrienne Beckham, Carrie Perez, Patii Kellan, Gina Williams, Paula Jo Peters. and Ron Hutchens. Front, l-r, Robin Ignatowski, Kathy Bercham, and Judy Herring (kneeling). Not pictured are Mark Carlson, Andrea Donmyer, Charla Gordon, and Jodi Orm. (Click here to view and download a full resolution)


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