The School of Nursing maintains a nursing skills lab and a simulation lab on each campus.
Students are scheduled for specific laboratory times to practice those skills taught in the curriculum. Skill acquisition requires hands-on practice and students are expected to use these times to achieve skill competency. Open laboratory times are available for individual practice and study. Information about courses, events, open labs, and coordinator contact information is available on the PLU SoN webpage under the Lab Operations and Simulation Operations tabs.
Food and drinks are not allowed in any of the laboratories. When practicing in the skills lab and simulation lab all students will adhere to the SoN Clinical Uniform policy. All students are encouraged to practice skills in the lab and simulation learning environment in accordance with the standards and guidelines for clinical practice. These strategies will promote learning in the psychomotor domain and have been proven effective in promoting competent clinical practice performance. When students are done working in the labs, be sure that tables, chairs, and beds are straightened, supplies and equipment are returned to their designated places for re-use or recycling, and all equipment is wiped down with approved antibacterial solutions.
Please be advised a lab fee is charged each semester during the nursing program. The fees are paid with tuition following registration for specific courses in a manner that ensures only one fee is charged per semester.