Preparing Medical Practitioners through Simulation
A key component of TCU’s Academy of Tomorrow and Intellectual Commons precinct is the renovation and expansion of the Annie Bass building for the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The project includes the college’s Academic Resource Center, as well as flexible format classroom spaces, group study areas, a multi-purpose large instructional space, faculty offices and a “healing garden.”
Most significantly, the project expands the college’s medical simulation capability with a wide range of high-fidelity simulation labs that provide students with a virtual clinical experience. A mock primary care clinic is complete with a main lobby and treatment rooms. Other simulation environments include hospital-like pediatric and maternity areas, and a task training room with equipment for practicing blood pressure readings, IV insertions and other fundamental nursing tasks. After simulations, students and supervisors meet in adjacent classrooms to process and discuss their simulation experiences.
We will collectively design facilities…that will change the essence of humanity for the better.
Nowell Donovan, Provost, Texas Christian University