Clinical Simulation

As part of our purpose to improve nursing education, practice and patient care outcomes, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is a leader in the use of clinical simulation technology as well as researching the effectiveness of simulation in nursing education.

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Students have the opportunity to put their learning to the test in our Clinical Simulation Institute. Made up of six different simulation labs and more than 32 simulators.


A core part of our nursing curriculum, faculty use this state-of-the-art clinical simulation technology to instruct students using hypothetical scenarios that prepare them for work beyond the classroom. Our 34 high-fidelity manikins are cutting-edge tools for both instructors and students, which is why we’re committed to research that examines how to use them most effectively in training the next generation of nurses.

By researching how to best use high-fidelity simulation when teaching students, including the use of high fidelity manikins that mimic human responses, Goldfarb School of Nursing can influence and strengthen healthcare education across the country.

Our Facility

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College uses world-class, advanced simulation technology in preparing future nurses to provide safe, competent and high-quality patient care.

Our baccalaureate and graduate programs incorporate clinical simulation as part of the overall nursing curriculum through the Clinical Simulation Institute. There are six simulation labs that cover more than 8,500 square feet of learning space.


Patient Beds


Physical Assessment Lab Bays


Operating Room Suite


Simulated Hospital Rooms


Birthing Suite


Patient Exam Rooms


Virtual Reality Lab


VR/MR Headsets


Patient Simulators

Patient Safety

Our clinical simulation programs offer students a supportive learning environment where they put their knowledge and skills into action prior to clinical rotations. Through skills labs and live demonstrations, nursing faculty and simulation staff create a variety of complex and challenging scenarios that provide students with experiences they are likely to encounter in a live clinical environment.

They learn in a simulated clinical environment where mistakes can occur without adverse consequences to a live patient. Students learn to prioritize and delegate multiple patients with complex needs, collaborate within multidisciplinary healthcare teams and communicate with family members.

As students learn from their experiences, they develop increased competence and confidence, ultimately enhancing their ability to provide exceptional patient care.

Diversity and Cultural Awareness

The Clinical Simulation Institute incorporates diversity and cultural awareness in its simulation programs. In different clinical scenarios, patient simulators are assigned a name, medical history and condition, as well as a particular religious and cultural background.

Faculty and staff develop various scenarios that allow students to identify and respect different cultural needs so they become aware of them once they start working with real patients. As a result, students become more knowledgeable in providing care to a diverse patient population.

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