The Simulation Center is located on the first floor of the $28 million state-of-the art Health and Human Services building which was completed in 2010. The Simulation Center enhances experiential learning by supporting diverse learning needs through simulated activities and innovative teaching methodologies. Simulated activities provide students the opportunity for psychomotor skill acquisition, the development of clinical reasoning and decision making, and the mastery of interpersonal communication and teamwork competencies in a safe learning environment. Teamwork and communication are an essential component of healthcare education and are enhanced through interprofessional activities which expose learners to other healthcare profession students. Interprofessional simulations prepare future healthcare professionals to effectively collaborate to improve patient safety and patient outcomes in the clinical setting.
The Nursing Simulation Center at Saginaw Valley State University has demonstrated standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Health Care Simulation Programs in the area of Teaching and Education and received the designation of Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation through 12/31/24.