Nursing Lab

The nursing lab at Middlesex Community College provides an environment for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students to practice and demonstrate nursing skills. State of the art simulation mannequins, models and other equipment provide a non-threatening, hands on environment for skill acquisition.

The nursing program's simulation suite features over 10 simulation mannequins; including SimBaby™, SimMan™, a pediatric mega code kid, Nursing Ann®, and Natalie® . Each simulator provides hands on learning opportunities that are used to simulate clinical experiences that students may not always see in actual clinical rotations. The simulation suite is equipped with a LLEAP operating system that controls the high fidelity simulators, a SIMpad Plus, a hand held touch screen interface and SimCapture. 

The debriefing area provides a safe and confidential environment for video streaming of live simulations, as well as, the availability to look back at a scenario for learning purposes.

The practice lab has scheduled laboratory times and open lab times that are available on a weekly/daily basis so that students may come in and practice their skills independently and under the direction of the nursing faculty who are registered nurses. 

It is our goal to create an environment that is very similar to what our students will see when they go out to facilities to complete their clinical hours. The faculty who teach in these labs remain current on their skills, products, and evidence based practice, so that they can provide the students with the most valuable learning experience possible.

The nursing lab operational hours are posted on the door to the lab, in all course learning management systems, and on the Nursing website. All students who wish to come to the practice lab are welcome during the operational hours. Students who have been referred to the practice lab for targeted practice will be required to schedule an appointment in advance, via the nursing lab sign-up genius account. You can schedule an appointment here: Nursing lab sign-up genius

To reach the nursing lab, please email the lab faculty at: NursingLab@middlesex.mass.edu or call 978-656-3168.


Last Modified: 7/31/22