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 Associate Professor of Nursing
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

David Haigh, M.A., M.S.
Senior Manager for Simulation and Innovative Learning
Hahn School of Nursing
University of San Diego
dhaigh@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4002

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

Julie Sargent-Helm
Administrative Assistant II
jsargenthelm@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-4746

 

Open Lab Days and Times

MEPN​:

Fall MEPN Open Lab Days/Times:

Fall MEPN Open Lab Days/Times
September 25, 26 and 27 3 pm to 6 pm
October 9, 10, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 3 pm to 6 pm
November 6, 7, 8 3 pm to 6 pm



​APRN:

Fall APRN Open Lab Days/Times

Fall APRN Open Lab Days/Times
Monday, November 25 1:30 pm to 4:30 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

 

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare has conferred upon the Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center (DNSC) for having demonstrated the standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs in the areas of Assessment the designation of SSH Accreditation.Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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