School of Nursing SimLab

Using the latest simulation technology to advance the training and competency of our future Nurses and Healthcare Profesisonals.

PHOTOS: Simulated Hospital Day

Click the image to view Summer of 2014 Simulated Hospital Day photos

UTEP and Local Hospitals Collaborate to Improve Nursing Education
The School of Nursing invited hospital nursing educators and managers to collaborate about how to prepare students to excel as professional nurses. Photo by Laura Trejo / UTEP News Service

“We’re looking for those individuals who are coming in who are truly passionate about their profession and are willing to learn,” said Lorrie Giessel, nursing support services manager at UMC.

Simulated Hospital Day
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How many of us would like to experience what a job is like, before actually doing it? That’s what some nursing students at UTEP are up to.

Dr. Elias Provencio-Vasquez

At UTEP’s School of Nursing, we are changing the face of nursing education at a national level.

Standardized Patients Take the Stage

Fred Keyser is a standardized patient – an actor who is trained to perform the role of a patient or family member to allow students to practice their clinical and communication skills in a safe learning environment.


An activity where the simulation lab is open to various schools and organizations, which provides insight into the labs activities.

Academic Coaching

A course specific learning activity to reinforce didactic content and enhance knowledge.

Community Partners

  A collaborative gathering of registered nurses and community leaders who participate in our simulated activities and provide input on the latest evidence based nursing practices.

Mine Shaft

Is a competitive activity where nursing students compete for prizes.


An alternate clinical experience where students are challenged to utilize psycho motor skills and clinical judgment during scenario based activities. 

Open Lab

A scheduled activity that gives students the opportunity to improve their nursing skills.

Train-the-Trainer Conference

Train-the-Trainer Conference is a training where El Paso and surrounding area school nurses meet to enhance their proficiency in special needs children.

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