Clinical Skills Lab

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The Jacksonville University, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Keigwin School of Nursing Skills Laboratory is dedicated to providing a positive and student-centered learning environment. The Skills lab contains 8 outpatient examination tables and several workstations that allow the students to practice and master physical assessment and skills for the undergraduate and graduate specialty programs. The Skills lab is also home to our Anatomage table which uses digitized cadavers to help facilitate interactive learning. The Skills Lab is managed by a team of experts who are passionate about equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to be competent and confident in the professional healthcare environment. The Skills Lab collaborates with multiple healthcare science disciplines to optimize student outcomes by utilizing innovative approaches to experiential learning. The goal of the Skills Lab is to assist students in advancing their clinical skills and reaching their highest potential while enjoying the process of learning.

Spring 2023 Lab Request Form

Standardized Patient Request Form

Standardized Patient Cue Card Template


The Skills Lab provides patient care by allowing students to utilize:
  • 19 bed units
  • 7 exam tables
  • Pelvic models for Indwelling Foley Catheterization
  • IV Arm with blood return
  • Wound Care
  • Central Dressing changes
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Nasogastric tube (NG tube) feeding
  • Medication Carts for Adult Pharmacology
  • Blood Pressure/Vital Signs 

Learning the fundamental nursing skills begins the scaffolding process of incorporation of curricular based simulation that is incorporated throughout the undergraduate program. The Skills Lab is set up with 16 simulators, ranging from non-electronic to low fidelity for students to practice inpatient care of the adult. Students start with practicing patient care in the skills lab as sophomores in the program and progress from taking vital signs and performing assessments to hygiene and safe transfer of patients to answering the call bell of a patient without prior report. The Skills lab faculty and staff are dedicated to maintaining a positive learning environment with a focus on teaching students to provide safe and quality care to the adult patient population.

Clinical Skills Lab Faculty & Staff

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