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Students at the school are educated by renowned scholars and exposed to cutting-edge research.  Over half of the school’s faculty are engaged in collaborative research projects in areas ranging from health disparities and minority health to HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and intimate partner violence, maternal-child health, and patient safety.
Our nursing program is affiliated with a major academic medical center; a private, acute care hospital; and a public teaching hospital system. The school enjoys a unique network of over 170 clinical partners.  Freshmen accepted at UM are ensured progression into the upper division of the BSN providing that they complete the pre-requisite coursework and maintain the requisite GPA.

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Simulation Hospital at the School of Nursing and Health Studies

Simulated Setting, Real-World Impact

The UM SONHS Simulation Hospital takes education of healthcare professionals to a new level, with simulation training opportunities previously unmatched in scope and capacity. In this transformative facility, using a combination of high tech mannequins, standardized patients, and actors, students will be challenged to respond to an individual who walks into the six-bed emergency department with, for example, neck pain, and while that patient is undergoing standard diagnostic procedures, a “trauma victim” who arrives in the ambulance bay is evaluated and rushed upstairs to one of the third floor’s four operating room suites for lifesaving surgery. Meanwhile, an “expectant mother” arrives and is admitted to the third floor labor and delivery suite; her “newborn infant” will be admitted to the nearby neonatal intensive care unit or newborn nursery, depending on its health status. Meanwhile, a combination of medical-surgical hospital rooms and an apartment (homecare) setting facilitate valuable lessons in palliative and hospice care.

The facility is the region’s foremost center for simulation immersion, and is designed to replicate a functioning outpatient clinic, hospital, and home environment, allowing for treatment of patients across the life-span continuum.