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Clinical Performance & Simulation

The WSU College of Nursing Program of Excellence in Clinical Performance & Simulation (PECPS) prepares students for professional nursing practice, providing safe and equitable healthcare for all patients. Students gain experience through active learning using manikins, standardized patients, and realistic healthcare scenarios under the guidance of experienced faculty and staff. In delivering educationally sound, simulated learning experiences to students and partners, the PECPS is advancing the clinical competence of the healthcare workforce within WSU and our communities.

PECPS scenarios address both the clinical and behavioral aspects of healthcare delivery, focusing on:

  • Crisis management
  • Good communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Sound clinical decision making
  • Error prevention
  • Social justice

Hands-on learning in a realistic environment enhances participants’ retention and ability to apply skills and behaviors to actual patient scenarios.

Examples of Patient Simulated Activites

Interprofessional Cardiac Simulations
Interprofessional Active Shooter Simulations
Simulated patient scenarios that include

  • Diabetes
  • Enteral Feedings
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • GI Bleeding
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Narcotic oversedation
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Intrapartum Labor event
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Well child clinic visit with immunizations
  • Community Health home visit
  • Mental Health Manic patient
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