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Nursing students Sara Bandish of Moorestown, N.J., and Crystal Gilmore-Hope of Rock Hill with one of the College of Nursing’s new state-of-the-art manikins, for use in the college’s Clinical Simulation Lab.
Nursing students Sara Bandish (left) and Crystal Gilmore-Hope with a 'patient.'

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“We are able to collect and share data and share ideas among nursing institutions in our state and beyond. This data will be critical as we shape the CSL experience for other colleges, universities and healthcare facilities,” she said.

Although simulation labs are developing around the country, the CSL experience in the Palmetto State is in a class all its own. Technology links the CSL at Carolina’s College of Nursing with similar facilities at the Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the Greenville Hospital System and Greenville Technical College.

This network puts faculty in touch with one another to develop courses and to address nursing students’ educational needs. Ultimately, the data that are collected from CSL classes will form the basis for research programs on nursing education and healthcare, McKinney said.

“Our nursing faculty are proud to be among the leaders in changing the way that nursing education will be delivered – now and into the future,” Hewlett said.

Visit http://www.sc.edu/nursing/ to learn more about the College of Nursing.

By Office of Media Relations

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