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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Nurse Anesthesia Concentration (NAN)

Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation

The USF Nurse Anesthesia program has teamed up with CAMLS to provide the most state-of-the-art simulation experience, which is integrated into the curriculum. USF's Nurse Anesthesia program is the first in the nation to be housed within a state-of-the-art simulation center. This center prepares graduates with real word and interdisciplinary experiences.

What is CAMLS?

From the CAMLS website:

CAMLS is a 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, three-story facility with every possible form of health professional education and training, for individuals and teams, under one roof. CAMLS integrates simulation technology, aviation science, team training, and evidence-based best practice into innovative programs with measurable outcomes. CAMLS combines cutting-edge simulation with research and innovation to move the latest advances in healthcare into practice.

Core Components of CAMLS

Learn more about the 4 core components of CAMLS on their website.

  • Surgical & Interventional
    Training Center
    The SITC features scalable facilities for tissue and animate exercise and is an ACS-Accredited Education Institute.
  • Education Center
    The EC promotes education through interactive conferencing capabilities.
  • Virtual Patient Care Center
    The VPCC leverages simulation technology that assists health professionals to improve their clinical skills in a risk-free environment. Accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • Tampa Bay Research &
    Innovation Center
    TBRIC brings together clinical faculty, engineers, computer scientists, management experts, human factors psychologists, and industry partners to find solutions through technology and systems for important healthcare challenges.