Simulation Lab

Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE)

The Education Innovation Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE) at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing provides a place for students to acquire, practice, and gain confidence in vital patient care skills before transferring these skills into clinical practice. EISLE staff, teaching assistants, and the School’s faculty guide students through exercises that involve full body training manikins, human patient simulators, computer-based training, life-like models of body parts, and safe patient handling and mobility equipment.

hours each undergraduate student will have spent in EISLE labs and simulation rooms by graduations
undergraduate students will use EISLE facilities each semester
labs and simulation rooms are used for human patient simulation, skills training, and learning how to conduct health assessments.
full body mannequins used by students to practice nursing skills along with computer-based training.
human patient simulators include pediatric, geriatric, adult, birthing-mother, and newborn simulators.
body part models (task trainers) are used for IV insertion and blood draws; assessing blood pressure; auscultation (listening with a stethoscope); tracheostomy, wound, and central line care; and evaluating eye and ear disease.

Whether practicing IV insertions and blood draws, learning to use minimal lift equipment, or working as an interprofessional team to care for simulated patients, students have opportunities to ask questions, synthesize learning, and practice communicating – all of which prepares them to deliver high quality and safe patient care.

Directed by clinical simulation expert, Dr. Carol Durham, EISLE serves as a model for clinical training and interprofessional programs worldwide.