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Blinn College Simulation/Clinical Labs
8447 Riverside Pkwy (State Highway 47), Suite 2500
Bryan, Texas 77807
blinnsimcenter@blinn.edu

Blinn College Simulation and Clinical Labs

The Simulation and Clinical Labs area, specifically designed, to train and educate students with the latest tools and technology, the Simulation Center has made a significant impact in preparing both current health professionals in a controlled, simulated health care environment.

Mission Statement

The Blinn College Health Sciences Clinical Simulation Labs (BCSCL) provides simulation tools to aid in the development of curricula that encourages learners to develop procedural skills and enhance their clinical decision making process. 

Vision statement

The Blinn College Health Sciences Clinical Simulation Labs will provide opportunities for outstanding healthcare education and scholarship that lead to improved safety and quality of patient care at Blinn College and throughout the state of Texas and beyond where students transition into practice.

Facilities

The Blinn College Simulation Center occupies 26,000 square feet of the second floor of Clinical Building 1 on the campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. The Center includes:

  • An emergency medical services (EMS) skills/simulation lab with an ambulance simulator
  • An operating room with attached scrub area
  • Sixteen mid-fidelity private hospital rooms
  • Six low fidelity private hospital rooms with a central teaching space
  • Six hi-fidelity intensive care unit rooms
  • Physical Therapy lab
  • Two radiology technology x-ray suites
  • One apartment/hoe setting room
  • A Clinic setting with 3 patient spaces with exam tables
  • Virtual IV training room

What is Simulation?

Simulation in health education does not replace the need for students to learn in clinical practice but complements other teaching and learning approaches in preparing for novice students for their role in practice. Hands-on experience is the best teacher and using simulation health education can provide a more interactive classroom/lab learning environment for students. Such an environment allows students to participate in a variety of simple to complex case scenarios and practice in a life-like, hands-on situation. As a teaching method, simulation creates opportunities to assess and evaluate a student’s skill acquisition. The simulators provide students with an environment conducive for focusing on critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills as well as acquiring new knowledge. Using a real-life or simulated real-life situation for students to practice skills increases the probability that those skills transitioning to habits of quality care. We also have a Standardized Patient Program using real members of the community to give an even more realistic experience.

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