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The Clinical Resource Center

Bemidji State University's Department of Nursing is proud to introduce the Clinical Resource Center and coordinating clinical practice suites.

The center is in the lower level of Memorial Hall which provides the core laboratory experiences for the 4-year nursing track students. Here, a simulation lab presents scenarios for students to work through  that closely resemble clinical experiences. Students debrief in adjacent seminar rooms and classrooms to help develop the critical thinking skills they will ultimately need to practice skillful professional nursing.

The Clinical Resource Center includes basic simulation lab materials, Sim Man mannequins as well as a simulated pregnant woman that can deliver a baby! A Performance Lab within the Clinical Resource Center provides the space and technology for students to demonstrate competence in conducting a variety of nursing skills and allow faculty to provide timely feedback.

Clinical Labs and Classrooms

The center features five Health Care Suites. Command Central, the innovative and progressive electronic medical record system that is built into each of the care suites, are housed in the Computer Lab. Each suite features state of the art equipment and simulation aids to represent each specific specialty practice area. The suites include:

Birthing Center Suite 

The miracle of birth is simulated in this suite with Noelle © a female manikin that has the ability to experience the process of birth. Nursing students learn about prenatal, prepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of mothers and their newborn infants. Experiences of both normal and high-risk pregnancy management (including clinical practice issues like gestational diabetes, multiples, hypertension, preeclampsia, abruption placenta) are included in the students learning experiences.

Dr. Jeanine and Mr. Ron Gangeness Home Care Suite

In hospitals today, clients/patients are being admitted more sick than at any point in history and being discharged to their homes to recover, requiring the expertise of a home care nurse to support their recovery process. The Dr. Jeanine and Mr. Ron Gangeness Home Care suite simulate a client's home environment, similar to the settings where Public Health nurses and Home Care nurses provide nursing care.