Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (NICU/PICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (NICU/PICU) and newborn nursery is equipped with age-appropriate patient care simulators and equipment.

Although premature birth affects one in ten babies born in the United States, given the fragility and high risk associated with these tiny patients, nursing students are rarely allowed to care for premature infants during their clinical practice experiences. The Simulation Hospital’s NICU/PICU provides our students with these learning experiences inaccessible to them in the clinical practice setting. The scenarios reflect the rapid deterioration of critically ill infants and children, which require health-care providers to think quickly and critically, and to communicate effectively with each other while providing safe patient care. Similar to other areas of the hospital, these scenarios mimic real-life and will require the participants to think critically while providing safe, quality care.