The John Lisnik Nursing Simulation Center at the University of Maine at Presque Isle provides high-tech, hands-on learning in a realistic, interactive setting.
The project transformed a former lecture hall into an interactive learning lab by raising its floor and lowering the ceiling to make it level with the ground floor of Folsom Hall. The fully-accessible space was designed to look and feel like an acute care setting. The project scope included infrastructure upgrades along with new sustainable lighting and durable finishes.
The Lisnik Nursing Simulation Center includes two learning venues. The smaller space, a three-bed sim lab, provides observation cameras and a control room. This allows faculty to record and play back student interactions as they practice real-world patient care scenarios. The larger learning space is an easy-to-reconfigure, four-bed nursing lab and classroom. Both spaces include high-tech simulator mannequins and realistic hospital setup and equipment. The project was made possible by a voter-approved state bond and named after UMPI graduate and longtime advocate, John Lisnik.
The new sim lab supports UMPI’s collaboration with the University of Maine at Fort Kent, which houses its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus.