Simulation Lab

About The Labs


To teach, maintain and assess technical and cognitive competencies, new procedures and emerging technologies in an experiential simulation-based interprofessional learning environment.

Learning Centers

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM into all experiential learning and simulations, with educational experiences in The George & Marian Miller Center for Virtual Learning, commonly referred to as the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (CELS), and the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning (CACL). Both labs are a part of the USF Health Simulation Consortium, fully accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

Each Learning Center features:

The George & Marian Miller Center for Virtual Learning:

  • 5,466 square feet
  • 12-Bed, Hospital-Type Skills Lab
  • 12-Room, Primary Care Lab
  • 4-Bed, High Fidelity Simulation Suite with Control Rooms
  • Home Health Room
Center for Advanced Clinical Learning:
  • 4,906 square feet
  • 4 Simulation Suites
  • 12 Standardized Patient Rooms
  • Clinical Skills Patient Care Lab
  • Debriefing Room - allows for training observation and recording for up to 12 students (360-degree evaluation) 

Simulation Types

  • Manikin:
    • High Fidelity - an extremely realistic simulation experience with a high level of interactivity
    • Low Fidelity - a non-computerized, full body model on which to perform tasks  
  • Task Trainers: devices designed to train the motor skills of a task prior to human patient care
  • Standardized Patients: a simulation using a person or person trained to portray a patient scenario
  • Hybrid Simulation: two or more types of simulation that provides a more realistic experience