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

Cheryl Butera, PhD, APRN, CHSE
Associate Professor
Director of the Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center and Innovative Learning
cherylbutera@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2951

Sharon Boothe-Kepple, PhD, APRN
Clinical Associate Professor
Coordinator for the Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center, Advance Practice Programs
sharonboothe-kepple@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2341

Susie Hutchins, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE
Clinical Associate Professor
Coordinator for the Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center, Master's Entry Program
shutchins@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4230

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

Noelle Frizzell, BSN, RN
Academic Technology Specialist
nfrizzell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4002

Louise Leu
Administrative Assistant
The Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center
lleu@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4746

 

Open Lab Days and Times

MEPN​:

​S​pring MEPN Open Lab ​D​ays/​T​imes: 
March 16 and March 18, 2018, 8​:00 ​AM-3​:00 ​PM

​S​ummer MEPN Open Lab ​D​ays/​T​imes:
July 7-8​, August 11 and August 18, 2018, 8​:00 AM​-3​:00 ​PM


​APRN:

​​S​pring APRN Open Lab ​D​ays/​T​imes:
March 5 and April 3, 2018, 4​:00 PM​-7​:00 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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