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Tarleton nursing students in a simulation

Welcome to the Center for Clinical Simulation & Competency!

Use of manikins in the skills labs allow students to practice advanced skills such as central line dressing care.


As a member of the Texas A&M University System, Tarleton State University (TSU) and the Dept. of Nursing are committed to providing an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service The TSU Dept. of Nursing recognizes the need for professional development and continuing education opportunities. This effort has evolved into the establishment of the Center for Clinical Simulation and Competency. The CCSC endeavors to improve patient outcomes by supporting all healthcare professions through specialized courses that promote individual and interdisciplinary team decision-making skills, competency and ultimately improving patient satisfaction. Located on the beautiful Tarleton State University, Stephenville campus, the CCSC occupies the second floor of the newly built 53,000 sq. ft. Nursing facility. The CCSC offers didactic spaces, 2 labor & delivery suites, two 5-bed wards, a six bed critical care unit, an assessment lab with 10 exam stations, IV practice lab with 5 adult stations along with two infant stations, and two 36 seat computer labs for computer-based instruction and assessment. The CCSC is a realistic clinical environment, with simulated patients capable of emulating human physiology. These patient simulators can be intubated, defibrillated, palpated, and will verbally interact with practitioners. Healthcare is continually evolving and the training of its workforce must evolve with it. Simulation, as a platform for training and assessment, is one of the fastest growing disciplines within healthcare continuing education. The staff here at the CCSC has the expertise, knowledge and equipment to provide opportunities for continuing education, competency assessment and training.

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