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Simulation Center

About the Simulation Center

The Simulation Center at Montclair State University’s School of Nursing is a state-of-the-art facility for experiential learning. The Center’s main purpose is to promote safe, evidence-based, quality care across the lifespan and healthcare continuum. Through simulation, nursing students learn to:

  • Communicate with persons, families and members of the interprofessional healthcare team
  • Think critically in complex and demanding situations
  • Use emerging technologies to improve care outcomes


  • Skills training laboratory
  • Home health care / tele-health suite
  • Two fully-mediated lecture-style classrooms
  • Five high-fidelity control and simulation rooms
  • Six health assessment rooms

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Enhancing Nursing Education Through Simulation

Instruction using intelligent Simulators that replicate clinical scenarios improves clinical decision-making skills. Audio and visual recording capabilities are integrated into all high-fidelity laboratories. This technology facilitates peer and instructor feedback, student reflection, and debriefing. By critically reflecting on simulated scenarios, analyzing the care provided and discussing alternative actions, students bridge the gap between academic and clinical practice.

INACSL Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement

INACSL’s Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement is designed to recognize healthcare institutions and practices that have demonstrated excellence in applying all four of the following simulation standards from the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice in their educational simulation programs:

  • Pre-briefing: Preparation and Briefing
  • Facilitation
  • Professional Integrity
  • Debriefing

The Healthcare Simulation Standards guides the integration, use, and advancement of simulation-based experiences within academia, clinical practice, and research. The endorsement publicly recognizes institutions that excel in creating simulation experiences that enhance learning, promote professional development, and/or advance the science of simulation. Organizations who receive the endorsement demonstrate a commitment to pursue and sustain excellence in the aforementioned four standards, designated as the “Core Four” Health Simulation Standards.

The Simulation Center at the School of Nursing is proudly endorsed by INACSL (2022 – 2025).

INACSL endorsement logo.

Contact the Simulation Center

The Simulation Center at Montclair State University is available to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. We are committed to providing our community with practical health education through the “Stop the Bleed & Start the Heart” program. This four hour program teaches attendees how to control bleeding and perform quality CPR in a lifesaving emergency situation.

John Gurriell, Simulation Center Manager