Marquette University News Release

Open house tomorrow at new Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette University

October 18, 2012

Event Information
Date: Oct. 19, 2012
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Marquette College of Nursing
530 N. 16th St.

Tours, experts available at new nursing simulation center

The Marquette University College of Nursing will hold an open house for the new Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation Friday, Oct. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Emory T. Clark Hall, 530 N. 16th St. Tours will be available for the public to see firsthand how the university is setting a high standard in health care delivery through excellence in nursing education. The new state-of-the-science clinical simulation center provides a realistic health care environment where students can strengthen essential clinical competencies, develop sound clinical reasoning and prepare for high-risk patient situations.

Free parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure between West Wisconsin Avenue and West Wells Street.

Representatives from Marquette University, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, GE Healthcare and Kahler Slater, the architectural firm that designed the new facility, will be available to discuss the collaborative effort and how it is helping to elevate health care deliver in Southeastern Wisconsin.

  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare made a $1 million investment over five years to fund the development of the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation, which combines the expertise of Marquette’s nursing faculty with the real world experience of Wheaton’s nurses and clinical care providers.
  • GE Healthcare, a leading provider of health care technologies to hospitals, clinics and health care networks worldwide, provided a $440,000 educational grant of items including patient monitors with advanced technological capabilities, a central nursing station, telemetry technology, infant incubators and ventilators to the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation.
  • Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater architecture firm designed the simulation center to reflect current trends in health care facilities to help prepare students to transition to the clinical environment.

Opened in August 2012, the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation includes a six-bed hospital suite with two intensive care rooms, two medical surgical rooms, one pediatrics room and one labor and delivery suite. It also features two health clinic examination rooms, a home health/assisted living apartment, a clinical skills laboratory, two four-bed patient care rooms and four debrief rooms, where professors and clinical educators are able to review video recordings of simulation exercises with students.

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