The Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center (DNSC)

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science maintains a state of the art, high fidelity nursing simulation and standardized patient laboratory. The Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center (DNSC) is designed to simulate clinical settings, providing graduate Master's Entry students, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist students the opportunity to develop or enhance their clinical skills in a low stress safe environment. This is accomplished through the use of clinical case scenarios, faculty guidance, and trained actors who simulate standardized clinical scenarios which facilitate critical thinking, physical assessment, and procedure skills. The Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center is unique in the state of California by providing students with videotaped debriefs of their performance which serves to enhance a students learning and skill acquisition.

Students Observing Teacher

Karen Macauley, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Associate Professor
Associate Dean of Advanced Practice Programs
macauley@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7647

Lisa Sheehan, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator for the Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center, Advance Practice Programs
lsheehan@sandiego.edu

Deanna Johnston, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor
Coordinator for the Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center, Master's Entry Program
djohnston@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4230

Christine Kelly, MS
Simulation Specialist and Standardized Patient Coordinator
christinekelly@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2710

Jonathon Cunningham
Administrative Assistant II
jonathoncunningham@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4746

 

Open Lab Days and Times

MEPN​:

Summer MEPN Open Lab Days/Times:

Summer MEPN Open Lab Days/Times
August 7th 2 pm to 5 pm
August 12th 2 pm to 5 pm
August 14th 2 pm to 5 pm
August 19th 2 pm to 5 pm



​APRN:

Summer APRN Open Lab Days/Times: 

Summer APRN Open Lab Days/Times
June 18 2 pm to 5 pm
July 2 2 pm to 5 pm
August 7 2 pm to 5 pm


Contact Us:

University of San Diego
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492


Phone: (619) 260-4746
Fax: (619) 260-7480

Directions

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