USD Simulation Lab

We provide simulation experiences to improve students' quality clinical reasoning, technical skills, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. This prepares practitioners to provide safe, quality care to patients.

Our 1,700 square foot center offers four teaching modalities:

  • Mannequins
  • Task trainer
  • Standardized patients
  • Virtual unfolding patient cases

There are three simulation rooms with adjacent observation/debrief rooms. Our rooms replicate a hospital room. We provide immediate feedback to our students in the observation/debrief rooms.

Technicians manipulate the scenarios and record the simulations from the control room. There are a total of 13 cameras and 9 microphones in the center.

Scheduling and Procedures

Contact us for a tour, to schedule an event, to design scenarios or become a facilitator.

USD faculty can access event request forms and view the simulation center schedule through the Health Sciences channel in the myUSD portal.


  • No Cell Phones
  • No Food
  • No Photography
  • All clinical cases, scenarios, and educational material are considered confidential


Barbara Stolle
Simulation Center Manager

Kevin Brady
Simulation Specialist

Julie Nelsen
Nursing Lab Assistant