Areas to Support
Center for Nursing Excellence
The Center for Nursing Excellence is a nursing skills and patient simulation lab operated through a collaborative partnership by Meriter Hospital, Edgewood College and St. Mary’s Hospital. As a regional education resource, the Center features patient simulation mannequins – adult, birthing mother, pediatric and infant models that provide hands-on training in a wide variety of patient care scenarios. Participants practice clinical skills and team communication, maintain professional certifications, and share best practices in patient care.
Patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction are dependent on health care professionals who stay current on skills, techniques and requirements in the delivery of patient care.
Between June 2012 and June 2013, nearly 2,000 individuals received training:
- 967 experienced nurses improved clinical skills and team communications
- 813 nursing students had an opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge and promote critical thinking in a safe practice environment
- 161community members learned CPR and Basic Life Support skills
- 92% of CNE participants indicated that they “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that they felt more confident in their ability to provide safe, effective care