Clinical Simulation Centre officially opens at the University of Roehampton

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019

Nursing students will benefit from a wide range of simulated clinical environments

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The new Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) was officially opened yesterday at the University of Roehampton, reflecting the University's commitment to educate the future generation of nurses with a focus on community and primary care. Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse for Health Education England, attended the opening as an honorary guest.

The CSC introduces an immersive teaching environment for the University's nursing students to experience and hone their skills in. The new facilities are designed to simulate various clinical and community environments, with state of the art devices and equipment, such as patient simulators and video streaming. As well as, Froebel Ward, a six-bed hospital ward area, it includes versatile spaces which mimic the kinds of locations that community nurses practise in, such as consulting rooms and even patients' homes. Students are supported by academic and clinical staff and also service users and carers to gain real experience of the people they will be working with.

Joining Radford, who officially cut the ribbon for the CSC's opening, was University of Roehampton Vice-Chancellor, Jean-Noël Ezingeard; Head of Nurse Education, Paul Newcombe; and Vice Provost, Claire Ozanne.

Following a round of speeches and a short video, guests were welcomed to tours of the Centre conducted by students currently studying on the University's nursing course.

Paul Newcombe, Head of Nurse Education, University of Roehampton, said, ‘We are excited to open the Clinical Simulation Centre and provide our students with a truly first class facility to enhance their learning experience.

‘The nursing students studying at the University will serve the community for years to come and it is important for them to be part of an immersive environment, preparing them for the endeavours of their professional career. Now it is officially open, we look forward to the Centre coming alive as a dynamic learning space’.

The University of Roehampton offers a number of undergraduate nursing courses, including a BSc Adult Nursing programme which focuses on community and primary care. It works with a number of partners in the sector, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Education England and NHS and non-NHS organisations across London.