Nursing students practice for real world

Sarah Even

Sarah Even

The College of Nursing has high-tech help when it comes to educating the nursing students on real-life situations.

The nursing program at SDSU uses Simulation Mannequins-or SimMan-who allows the nursing students to practice real life scenarios.

Amy Jones, assistant professor and head of the simulation task force for the college, says the SimMan is very lifelike. It has a pulse that the students can actually feel, it breathes like a regular person and it has “skin” where IVs can be inserted.

According to Roberta Olson, Dean of the College of Nursing, a SimMan is used for scenarios such as simulating a cardiac arrest in a patient.