Clinical learning

Clinical Learning Center

The state-of-the-art clinical learning facility engages the whole student. Focusing on active learning fosters greater understanding and advanced clinical reasoning.

From simulation rooms housed with high-fidelity mannequins for replicating realistic health care situations to skills labs for honing basic and advanced skills, this environment enables students to apply their knowledge of nursing theory in an interactive and challenging yet safe and supportive environment. Students are active participants in the learning process, gaining both experience and confidence.

A view from the control room

Martha Reed Hoopergardener Nursing Skills Lab


Alumni volunteer working with undergraduate students

Graduate students working with a pregnant volunteer



Julia Seng, Ph.D., CNM, FAAN
Associate Dean for Strategic Affairs


Michelle Aebersold, Ph.D., RN, CHSE, FAAN 
Innovation, Discovery and Technology Development Clinical Learning Center Lead Faculty.

Melissa Bathish, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC
Undergraduate Simulation Lead Faculty

Deborah Lee, MSN, FNP, ACNP-BC 
Graduate Simulation Lead Faculty


CLC Team

Bridgette TubbsBridgette Tubbs
Laboratory / Classroom Services Technician


Sandy ZalmoutSandy Zalmout
Simulation Technician


Simulation TechnicianAnthony Williams
Simulation Technician

Katie WilsonKatie Wilson
Lab Instructor