Simulation Education Center

Miami University's Nursing Simulation Education Center utilizes innovative learning to bridge the gap between theory and clinical education. High-fidelity manikins and/or standardized patient actors are used to enhance nursing assessment and clinical judgement skills by simulating diverse nursing care scenarios. The simulation labs are designed  for realistic  nursing care settings, such as: obstetrics, pediatrics, and medical-surgical.

Mission statement:

Miami University’s Nursing Simulation Education Center is committed to empowering our future nurse leaders and bridging the gap between theory and clinicals, through best practice and innovation.

Vision statement:

As a program of choice, Miami University’s Nursing Simulation Education Center will provide a student-centered, vibrant, diverse, and inclusive learning environment driven by our department values: Leadership, Integrity, Excellence, Caring, and Collaboration. Additionally, our goal is to provide an innovative healthcare simulation environment by achieving simulation accreditation through the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 0800-1600, closed on university holidays and breaks

*Please contact the simulation coordinator for tours or events outside of routine operational hours


Angela Turner, MSN RN
Simulation Coordinator, Regional Campus - Hamilton

Abby Richardson, BSN RN
Simulation Coordinator, Oxford Campus

Learning Theory


Kolb's Learning Cycle diagram text version below

Text Version

Concrete Experience


  • Learner actively experiments with a concept.
  • Just Do It!

Reflective Observation


  • Learner reflects back on the experience
  • What Happened?

Active Experimentation

Clinical Practice

  • Learner tries out what they learned
  • What Next?

Abstract Conceptualism


  • Learner gains knowledge/skill from the experience
  • Why/How Did It Happen?