Simulation & Skills Center

Learn by doing

The Indiana University School of Nursing has two interactive learning facilities on the Bloomington campus where you’ll get hands-on experience that will prepare you to work with patients. You’ll learn the basic clinical skills of the nursing profession in the 22-bed Nursing Learning Resource Center, which provides a realistic controlled hospital learning environment. Then, put those skills into action in the Inter-Professional Simulation Center.

Nursing Learning Resource Center

The Nursing Learning Resource Center is where you will learn and practice the clinical skills essential to nursing—everything from taking blood pressures to starting an IV. You will also gain experience with advanced lab technologies such as Pyxis medication dispensing systems, electronic health records, simulated bedside monitors, and specialized mobility equipment. In addition, there is a strategically designed labor and delivery room outfitted with a birthing simulator, birthing bed, and neonatal warmer. With the aid of videos, demonstrations, interactive exercises, and simulations, you will master the fundamentals of nursing, all in a controlled, supportive setting.

Nursing student at the Simulation and Skills Center working with instructor
Nursing student and instructor at the Simulation and Skills Center
Nursing students at the Simulation and Skills Center being guided by instructor