Collaboration in Nevada’s System of Higher Education
The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (or CSCLV) is a 31,000 sq ft facility that opened at the NSHE 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. 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.
The CSCLV is staffed by: a Director, Surgical, Simulation, and IT Technicians, a Clinical Lab Coordinator, and an Administrative Assistant to provide support to faculty of these three institutions within the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nursing students, medical students and 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, NSC & UNSOM, 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.