Simulation - Preparing students for the routine in order to handle the unknown

Simulation provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on practical skills and experiences before they step into a hospital or clinic setting. Complementing direct patient care, simulation includes standardized patients and scenarios, mannequin-based simulations and task trainers that allow repeated practice of a specific skill.


  • Safe. realistic environment where students can practice and sharpen their critical thinking and decision-making skills before caring for real patients.
  • Students can make mistakes without harming patients.
  • Simulation increases NCLEX pass rates and is shown to produce nurses with a higher level of critical thinking.


of clinical hours are taught through simulation


CU Nursing is the ONLY undergraduate degree program at CU South


2020: 72

(accelerated nursing students) will learn at CU South ensuring that each year we double our UCAN class graduation