• Video gives a glimpse of what new nursing sim lab means to students

    Buchholz Simulation LabIn the last issue, Baylor Magazine wrote about how the new Don A. and Ruth Buchholz Simulation Lab at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing is benefiting students, but even with pictures it’s still difficult to grasp just how cool and how helpful this technology is.

    The lab was dedicated at an open house last month, and I got the chance to see some of the Sim-Family dummies in action. It’s unbelievable, really, how lifelike the dummies can be; one professor said that some students will get so caught up in the work they’re doing on the dummy that they forget it’s not a real person.

    The Dallas Morning News put together this short video showcasing the lab’s technology, and I think it gives a good idea of how the new lab is already helping Baylor students. The evidence? Nearly 95 percent of Baylor students passed their licensing exam this year on their first try, one of the highest first-try pass rates in school history.

    Sic ’em, nursing students, and sic ’em, Don and Ruth Buchholz, for helping improve these students’ educations!