Simulation boosts learning for RIC students

SIM CITY: Rhode Island College nursing students, from left, Andrew Sharpe, Heather Us-Spaziano and Amy Schnabel, train in the SIM lab. / COURTESY ?EUGENE ?ST. PIERRE
SIM CITY: Rhode Island College nursing students, from left, Andrew Sharpe, Heather Us-Spaziano and Amy Schnabel, train in the SIM lab. / COURTESY ?EUGENE ?ST. PIERRE
Theresa Harten, a senior at the Rhode Island College school of nursing, will never forget one especially life-like mannequin used in the school's simulation lab, where students train in mock hospital settings. It had a beating pulse, eyes that dilated in response to light, and a voice provided by an instructor in another room speaking…

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