Simulation Center

St. John's College of Nursing opened its Simulation Center in June 2016. The center gives nursing students a realistic hands-on experience to better prepare them for the routine and unexpected events they will encounter in the actual clinical environment as nurses.

It has six clinical settings including:
  • an operating/obstetrics room
  • an emergency room
  • medical/surgical patient room
  • a pediatric room
  • an exam room
  • a skills lab
Classrooms are also available with teleconference and digital capabilities. It is used in every course the college offers to allow students to learn, practice and enhance their skills in a safe, risk-free environment. 

Each interaction with the patient manikins can be recorded so the student and faculty can review the practice scenario to learn what went well and what should be done differently in the future. The center helps ensure specific learning targets can always be met. 

Located on the second floor of the HSHS Central Illinois Division building at 850 East Madison Street in downtown Springfield, the center is an optimal resource for the advancing medical community of central Illinois

If you wish to inquire about utilizing the simulation center please email