Simulation & Clinical Learning Center

Welcome to the Simulation & Clinical Learning Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Vision: Envisioning the future, transforming healthcare through education, research, innovation, and practice

Mission: Promote a learner-centered, safe environment conducive to developing hands-on knowledge, skills, intra/interprofessional collaboration, and research aimed at benefiting the community, patients, students, as well as the healthcare TAMUCC serves. 

The SCLC works to educate, maintain, and assess learning in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains utilizing state-of-the-art educational methods and technology in a realistic, innovative environment where students engage in active learning to prepare them for safe, quality patient care.

Welcome to the Simulation & Clinical Learning Center (SCLC) within the College of Nursing & Health Sciences (CONHS). We are committed to providing students and faculty with innovative laboratory and simulation experiences designed to foster high quality, safe patient care. Our mission in the CONHS is to “transform healthcare leaders through innovation, research, and practice”. The SCLC is your safe place to learn and grow as a healthcare professional and we are delighted to participate in your journey. We use state of the art technologies, teaching methods, and experiences to assist you along the way and are available to assist you in making your Islander impact as exceptional nurses and healthcare leaders.

The faculty and staff within the SCLC are available Monday through Friday from 0800 until 1600. Other times can be scheduled as needed. Please let us know how we can best serve your needs. We look forward to working with you.

Julie Fomenko, PhD, MSN, RN, CHSE

Director, Simulation & Clinical Learning Center

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Our faculty and staff are recipients of regional, national, and international awards for their work and research on innovative teaching methods.

Awards:

  • 2017 – International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
  • Excellence “Best Practice Innovator” Award 
  • 2016 – Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE)
  • Faculty Development Innovation in Teaching Award
  • 2015 – Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi – Excellence in Teaching and Innovation Award
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Grants:
  • 2017 - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant: Building Simulation and Skills Lab Capacity ($199,845)
  • 2015 - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant: Building Lab and Simulation Capacity ($150,000)

Other:
  • Multiple poster presentations, webinars, and conference presentations on simulation innovation
 Nursing Students
Hours of Operation:
  • M – F 0800-1600. 
  • Please contact SCLC staff for appointment times outside of normal operating hours

Contact
  • SCLC Staff:
    • (361) 825-2827
  • SCLC Fax Number 
    • (361) 825-5853

Equipment Checkout:
  • Otoscope, ophthalmoscope, tuning fork, reflex hammer, pen light, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, etc. Please see SCLC staff for assistance.

Resources:
  • The SCLC has a variety of videos, books, computer software, hands-on skills trainers, and simulators that are available for on-campus practice. Contact SCLC staff to schedule an appointment.
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