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Tarleton nursing students in a simulation

Welcome to the Center for Clinical Simulation & Competency in the School of Nursing!

The Center for Clinical Simulation and Competency (CCSC) provides students and the community opportunities for unique, evidence based learning. The use of high fidelity simulation, low fidelity simulation, and skills areas allow for an experiential, hands on approach to learning in a highly technological environment. Nursing students are provided the unique opportunity of learning, increasing critical thinking, and providing safe patient care in a safe, realistic, and engaging environment. 

Mission

As a member of the Texas A&M University System, Tarleton State University (TSU) and the School 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 School of Nursing recognizes the need for professional development and continuing education opportunities.

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 providing excellent and safe patient and community care.

  • Located on the beautiful Tarleton State University, Stephenville campus, the CCSC occupies the second floor of the Nursing Building.
  • The CCSC offers
    • Didactic spaces
    • Two labor & delivery suites
    • Two nursing units 
    • Six bed critical care unit
    • An assessment lab with 10 exam stations
    • IV practice lab
    • Two 36 seat computer labs for computer-based instruction and assessment.
    • Realistic clinical environment, with simulated patients capable of emulating human physiology.
    • High fidelity simulators can be intubated, defibrillated, palpated, and will verbally interact with practitioners.

Evolution and Innovation of Learning

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 School of Nursing faculty have the expertise, knowledge and equipment to provide opportunities for continuing education, competency assessment and training.