Simulation Health Centre


Faculty of Health Sciences Simulation Health Centre

The Simulation Health Centre, located on the second floor (west end) of Markin Hall at the University of Lethbridge (M2018 and M2020), is available to support student learning and ongoing clinical practice development. Students can access this facility to acquire nursing skills practice on a one-on-one or small group basis.  In addition to psychomotor skill development, students may also acquire assistance with other nursing skills such as documentation, and medication calculations.  Optional skill-builder sessions are also offered throughout the year and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Students should watch for e-mail announcements regarding such sessions and are encouraged to RSVP if they are planning to attend, since there is usually a maximum number that can be accommodated at these sessions. Nursing faculty can also refer students to the simulation health centre for additional practice at any time, and written feedback can be provided to clinical faculty who refer students to the centre as part of a performance enhancement plan (PEP).  Faculty may also access the Simulation Health Centre for scheduled learning activities to support both clinical and theory groups.  The centre instruction team (Sharon Dersch, and Sheena Simpkins encourage you to discuss your teaching/learning needs with them, and they will do their best to accommodate your request.

 The Simulation Health Centre features two comprehensive large acute care lab spaces, two high-fidelity simulation rooms, a home care room, three client assessment rooms, and two simulation debriefing rooms. A variety of learning resources are present in the centre including:

  • 2 iSTAN high-fidelity adult patient simulators
  • A NOELLE high-fidelity birthing simulator
  • Newborn HAL high-fidelity infant simulator
  • 4 Vitasim enabled adult mannequins
  • 6 Adult Mannequins
  • Child and infant mannequins
  • A variety of current state-of-the-art patient care equipment (IV pumps, automatic blood pressure machines, oxygen saturation monitors, infant warmer, defibrillator/monitors, and much more)

With the recent addition of these new and expanded clinical learning resources, there will be expanded opportunites for students and faculty to access dynamic nursing skills practice opportunities.

Accessing the Simulation Health Centre

Students who wish to access the Simulation Health Centre for practice or simulation experiences, should complete a Student booking form. Hardcopies of this form are also available on the Simulation Health Centre door. If you have additional questions regarding booking, please contact Joanne Williams at (403) 332-4622 or email

Faculty who wish to refer a student to the Simulation Health Centre as a requirement for a Performance Enhancement Plan (PEP). should complete the following referral form electronically and email it to

Simulation Health Centre Referral Form

Faculty that would like to request the development of a specific simulation experience by the Simulation Health Centre team are asked to please complete a Simulation Development Request Form and email it to 

Nursing Skills and Practice Resources

Students and Faculty of the NESA BN Programs (NESA, BNAD, Post-RN) may access an online version of the Mosby Nursing Skills Series. The username and password for these resources will be sent to you via e-mail but is can also be acquired from a Simulation Centre team member or from a nursing faculty member.

Useful Links

  • Assisted Learning for All (Excellent Nursing Skills Resource with Videos)
  • NurseOne - CNA's Nursing Portal
  • Yale School of Medicine Cardiothoracic Imaging 

Students in Simulation Room 1