Exterior sign of the U-N-L-V Shadow Lane Campus

About the Center

Mission

The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas is committed to delivering the highest quality education for healthcare students and professionals by providing access to state-of-the-art instructional technology and curriculum design within a collaborative and interprofessional framework. Outcomes include improving clinical skills and providing a learning environment that promotes interdisciplinary education in which core concepts of teamwork, leadership, communication, situational monitoring, and mutual support are practiced, ultimately providing safe patient care.

Vision

Optimizing health of society through interdisciplinary healthcare education.

The Facility

The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV) is a 31,000-square-foot facility that opened at the NSHE Shadow Lane Campus in August 2009 and is shared among the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV (KSOM). This Clinical Simulation Center provides state-of-the-art health care education equipment throughout the five high-fidelity simulation labs, three clinical skills labs, a surgical simulation suite, twelve standardized patient rooms, and four multipurpose classrooms. The entire facility is integrated by an all-encompassing audio-video management system.

Nursing and medical students, as well as medical residents, are educated together in this facility promoting greater collaboration among future health care providers.

In 2011, the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas partnered with simulation experts Jane Kleinman and Kristy Chambers. By training collaborative faculty groups from UNLV, Nevada State College (NSC), and KSOM, the administration of the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas looks to standardize simulation operations and maximize learner results. Our faculty have received hundreds of hours of training in healthcare simulation topics ranging from scenario design, operations and facilitation, as well as the crucial practices of advanced debriefing.

Interesting in Volunteering?

Please contact us at csclv@unlv.edu.