Clinical Learning Center
“Our goal is to create the richest possible teaching environment, one that promotes interactive learning by mimicking the practice environment down to the smallest detail.” -Michelle L. Aebersold, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Clinical Learning Center
The new state-of-the-art clinical learning facility engages students more than ever before. Our focus continues on active learning that fosters greater understanding and more advanced clinical reasoning. Unparalleled learning resources are provided for our nursing students. From simulation rooms housed with high-fidelity mannequins for replicating realistic health care situations, to skills labs for honing basic and advanced skills, to staff rich with knowledge, experience and expertise, this environment enables students to apply their knowledge of nursing theory in an interactive and challenging yet safe and supportive environment.
Ultimately, students need to be active participants in the learning process, and this is the place to do so while gaining both experience and confidence in the lab and simulation settings. If you are a prospective student interested in learning more about the U-M School of Nursing, please follow up with us soon.
Nursing Skills Lab
Fully equipped and functional head wall units
Two patient lift systems for the demonstration and practice of safe patient handling
Equipment such as: infusion pumps, PCA pumps, feeding pumps, and syringe pumps
Bedside computers on which simulated patients' electronic health records can be accessed and documented
Physical Assessment Lab
Standardized Patient Rooms
Skills Training Room
In the News
The new School of Nursing Building and the CLC were highlighted by the Ann Arbor News.
Teaching Nursing via Simulation at U-M
Watch Dr. Aebersold's TEDxUofM Talk:
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SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CLINICAL LEARNING CENTER
Clinical Learning Center Personnel
Areas of Interest: Simulation, serious games, virtual reality and augmented reality, and technology-assisted learning
Outside Interests: Running, hiking, photography, quilting, and reading
Professional Aspirations/Dream Work Environment: “My dream work environment is what I get to come to every day in the Clinical Learning Center.”
Areas of Interest: Palliative care, technological advancements and resulting ethical dilemmas, traumatic brain injury, and urology
Outside Interests: Reading, hiking with her dog and husband, volunteering with Young Life, and doing anything outdoors
Professional Aspirations/Dream Work Environment: Become ELNEC certified (End of Life Educator Certification); “I am working my dream job. I’m very thankful to be here.”
Areas of Interest: Education on all levels for emergency care (critical airway/trauma), simulation education, critical care, OB, and leadership
Outside Interests: Spending time with his family, outdoor activities: biking, hiking, camping, and water activities, community educational outreach (teaching With Survival Flight), and medical mission trips
Professional Aspirations/Dream Work Environment: Lead the development of the equivalent of our 911 system in Kenya, Africa. Continue my own education and increase community education and awareness of advancements in simulation education. My dream work environment “would be much like I am in right now. We have such a great team in which where one is not so strong the other is strong. We have transparency, openness, and a willingness to work. Our team is always looking towards the future and how we can increase the educational development of our students.”
Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, global health, grief and loss
Outside Interests: Spending time with her husband and kids, traveling: “I’m a nomad at heart,” spending time outdoors, and playing tennis.
Professional Aspirations/Dream Work Environment: “I’m thrilled to be working with young adults: teaching and investing in the future of nursing. Ultimately my goal is to pursue a pediatric or family practice nurse practitioner degree and use it in an international setting (developing countries) to promote wellness and ensure access to health care.