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Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice

CICSP Simulation/Clinical Labs

Welcome to the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice

student line in simulation centerThe Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) is designed to simulate clinical settings, providing undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and enhance their skills. This is accomplished through the use of clinical case scenarios, faculty guidance, and technology resources that facilitate clinical critical thinking and decision-making.

Drexel is leading the way in Simulation Training utilizing the Standardized Patient (SP) or specially trained patient actors.

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is leading the way in use of simulation utilizing the Standardized Patient (SP) or patient actor to assist nursing and health professions’ students in physical assessment and communication skills.  This Standardized Patient Lab (SP) is contained within the College’s available 22,000 square feet of student clinical skills & simulation labs.  

The new state-of-the-art Human Patient Simulation Lab (HPS) uses patient simulators or hybrid cases.  These labs promote interdisciplinary teamwork, multiple patient management, and crisis resource management (CRM) skills. Improving communication & crisis management skills, promoting collaboration & teamwork are just a few goals of our new center.

Mission

The mission of CICSP flows from the Missions of the programs we serve:

  1. To provide an environment to promote the clinical practice in a professional setting and foster studying.

  2. Provide tools to deepen the learning experience in the Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Rehab Science Programs primarily, as well as support all the programs within the College of Nursing and Health Professions as needed.