Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning

Educators have traditionally focused on the domains of healthcare education that include psychomotor skills, decision-making, and core knowledge.

In today’s healthcare environment there is an identified need for a new set of skills that include communication, professionalism, and teamwork and an increasing need to promote confidence and competence in caring for diverse patient populations in an effort to provide safe and optimal care.

These are skills that traditional educational strategies may not address as effectively as experiential learning techniques that integrate active learning, problem based learning and technology, such as simulation.

These methods have been used in industries such as aeronautics for many years with positive results.

Experiential learning creates a safe environment for health care professionals to learn and practice skills with the ultimate goal of providing a safer environment for the delivery of patient care.