The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (or CSCLV) is a 31,000 sq ft facility that opened at the Shadow Lane Campus in August 2009 and is shared among the University of Nevada - Las Vegas School of Nursing, Nevada State College School of Nursing, and University of Nevada School of Medicine.  The Health Sciences System (HSS) of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is working to ensure Nevada has a highly trained health care workforce to meet the state's current and future needs.


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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 interdisciplinary framework.

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The current issue of VEGAS INC's Health Care Quarterly magazine features a column written by CSCLV's Director of Eduction, Jessica Doolen, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNE. Check it out!

The CSCLV is in the news! Check out the feature in the Las Vegas Review-Journal!



Train at the CSCLV!

Immersive Simulation Education – Facilitation / Debriefing

March 3 & 4, 2015

(Tuesday & Wednesday)

9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Where: CSCLV

At: Debrief Room

Training is offered at no charge for Nevada State College (NSC) and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Schools of Nursing as well as the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) Faculty. The charge for outside learners is $600 for both days. This two-day workshop covers the Standards of Best Practice in Simulation for the Facilitator and the Debrief roles.

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The CSCLV turns 5!

It's hard to believe, but the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas has been educating learners since September 2009. Thank you to all the staff, faculty, and students who have contributed to the mission of the CSCLV. A two-hour event was held on September 8 to celebrate the five-year anniversary. Students, staff, faculty, and members from the community were treated to simulation and skills demonstrations to celebrate this milestone.

Fox News features the CSCLV in their technology section! Read the article that is receiving international exposure:

Watch the video produced by News 3 highlighting the UNLV School of Nursing's Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) simulation scenario:

CSCLV is in the news! Read the article written by the Las Vegas Review Journal, which was featured on the front page of the Sunday, April 27, 2014 edition of the newspaper.

Mental Health research study conducted at the CSCLV has been published in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship 2014. Congratulations to researchers Jessica Doolen, Michelle Giddings, Michael Johnson, Gigi Guizado de Nathan, and Lysander O Badia--a true collaborative effort! Read the entire publication below!

CSCLV is featured in the Las Vegas Life Fall 2013 HealthCare Quarterly!

UNLV Medical Assistant Program (MAP) Graduates First Students! The Program utilizes CSCLV for core skills and theory training. If you would like more information on the Medical Assistant Program or to find out how to become a student, click the picture below.

CSCLV in the News! Watch as Dr. Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD (Dean of UNLV Nursing and Allied Health Sciences) discusses the state-of-the-art facility with Jim Rogers from Las Vegas News 3


Interested in helping to train the future healthcare professionals in Nevada? Why not volunteer at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas! We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. For more information, please visit our volunteer page.

The CSCLV has produced a new tour video starring Jackie Kinsey, CSCLV's new Operational Director (see above). Jackie started at the Center in March 2010 as an Administrative Assistant and has gained tremendous skills and abilities over the past two and a half years. She is prepared to lead the operational efforts of the CSCLV. Congrats Jackie!

G.O.T. Simulation? 2012

The GOT SIM “jack-of-all-tradeshows” is now called GHOSTS! The CSCLV hosted this second annual gathering August 2 - 4, 2012. This year even more professionals joined the healthcare simulation movement.

See more photos!

Visit SimGhosts.Org for the 2012 "GOT SIM" Website!

Watch the new video produced by CSCLV for the UNLV School of Nursing. This parody of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" aims to motivate the new class of nursing students to succeed. Great job everyone!

CSCLV Hosts World's First Conference for Healthcare Simulation Technicians!

The Gathering of Technicians event was a huge success! Over 85 Technicians from around the US & Canada came to Las Vegas to take part in this 2 day meeting.  

gathering of technicians

Click here to learn more about this Sim Tech Meeting!


The CSCLV celebrates the one year anniversary of our longest volunteer, Rich Dantes, with a plaque presentation and cake. Rich continues to volunteer at the Center assisting in Simulation, IT Maintenance, and Skills Lab set-up. Thanks, Rich, for your dedication and support to the CSCLV and the Las Vegas health care community! For more information about volunteering, please visit our

volunteer section



The CSCLV hosted a Leadership Las Vegas event dealing with emergency management of a stroke victim through the use of a state-of-the-art Robot. This device allows a medical professional to communicate directly with a patient from a remote location.






Standardized patient testing has been implemented at the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Las Vegas campus. The CSCLV hosted the first high-stakes event on December 16, 2010 pulling resources from across the Center as well as staff and faculty from the School of Medicine. Gigi Guizado de Nathan, CSCLV’s Standardized Patient Coordinator, led the event.

Gigi has this to say about the months of planning:

"The first CRIM OSCE in Las Vegas was a proud day.  When I first began working here six months ago, there was no standardized patient program.  On December 16th, we ran a 5 station, high-stakes exam with the latest technology.  It was a bit like going from 0 to 60 mph  in a matter of seconds. UNSOM now has the means to augment its emerging new curriculum with rich, realistic role-playing opportunities for its learners in Las Vegas.  Students are also relieved of the burden of air travel to and from their exam."



Have you ever wondered how the CSCLV manages and operates its state-of-the-art skills labs for over 700 learners from 3 different schools? Well, it's all explained in the Center's new video! Check it out...

Watch the new film produced by the CSCLV! HIPAA HAPPENS is a film that highlights the pitfalls many health care professionals make in violating HIPAA laws. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. For more information about HIPAA please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/


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