About Us

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences  Clinical Simulation Learning Center (CSLC) is a college resource that uses innovative educational strategies and experiential learning to prepare students to meet present and future healthcare needs.  Learners actively engage with the scenarios to practice clinical reasoning and decision-making in a realistic setting. 

Simulation realistically portrays encounters with patients so that students experience patient care in a safe setting. In this state of the art facility, students care for our family of manikins before they care for live patients. In addition, students get to practice responding to emergent situations they may not encounter in their clinical rotations. Through the use of Cisco TelepresenceTM, allows students from campuses across Colorado to participate in learning at Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

How we fuel student success:

  • Accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare assures that the simulation policies, procedures and operations meet international simulation standards. As of January 2020, the SLC is one of only 170 fully accredited simulation centers worldwide.
  • In 2019, 1,185 student visits resulted in a total of 11,264 hours of contact in the simulation learning center.
  • In 2019 the simulation center provided 1,593 separate encounters.
  • The CSLC is also used as a clinical site allowing more students to be enrolled than community partners can accommodate. This year the CSLC served as a clinical site for a total of 9,200 student/hours
  • In 2019, the simulation center provided 73 tours for prospective students and their families.

Manikins and simulation technology