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FAU Nursing Students Participate in Clinical Simulations at Port St. Lucie Campus

            PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (May 4, 2011) - Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing graduate students studying to be family nurse practitioners (FNP) recently participated in clinical simulations with the METIman™ patient simulator on the Treasure Coast campus in Port St. Lucie.
            “Simulation has been used a great deal in undergraduate nursing education, but it is just beginning to be recognized as an important component of graduate education as well,” said Josie Weiss, Ph.D., FAU associate professor and FNP program coordinator.  “FAU graduate students are some of the first in the nation to experience simulation in graduate education.”
            METIman™, an adult patient simulator, arrived in fall 2010, joining a childbearing woman simulator, as well as a six-year-old child simulator.  This technology is used to provide students opportunities to practice their assessment skills and challenge their critical thinking abilities. The simulators are used several times each semester to provide mock patient scenarios in a caring, low risk, nonthreatening, yet realistic environment.
            For more information, contact Dr. Josie Weiss at 863-447-0119 or jweiss21@fau.edu. For more information on FAU’s College of Nursing, visit www.fau.edu/nursing.


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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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