The WSU College of Nursing is proud to be a national leader in using simulation as a learning tool.
All undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and some graduate students take part in clinical simulations using sophisticated mannequins and actors called standardized patients. Simulation provides a lifelike healthcare environment where students can apply their clinical skills, practice teamwork and communication, and get experience in high-risk procedures in a safe setting.
In 2021, the college’s simulation program took another step forward with a new name, additional technologies like simulated electronic records, and a new focus on simulation scenarios that more closely reflect the diversity of the world nursing students will enter.
“Our graduates have told us how much they use what they learned in simulation once they’re on the job as nurses.”
Washington State University acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native peoples, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Currently, there are 42 tribes, 35 of which are federally recognized that share traditional homelands and waterways in what is now Washington State. Some of these are nations and confederacies that represents multiple tribes and bands. The University expresses its deepest respect for and gratitude towards these original and current caretakers of the region. As an academic community, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these tribes and Native peoples, in support of tribal sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in teaching, research and programming. Washington State University established the Office of Tribal Relations and Native American Programs to guide us in our relationship with tribes and service to Native American students and communities. We also pledge that these relationships will consist of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.