The Nursing Clinical Education Center (NCEC) is a joint venture of the nursing department and the UI College of Nursing. Classes are taught by practicing clinicians, nurse educators, and faculty.
The center's philosophy is that lifelong learning is essential for nurses to maintain and increase competence in nursing practice. Nursing continuing education and staff development should be based on adult learning principles and guided by principles of ethics.
The center not only provides centralized orientation for all nurses, it offers specialized education based on the training needs of specific clinical units.
The 20,000-square-foot facility brings together the expertise of practicing clinicians, nurse educators, and faculty all focused on providing the very best in nursing education for all levels of learners. The center includes an 11-room clinical simulation lab, three classrooms, two conference rooms, a computer lab, library, and several informal gathering spaces. The NCEC is a learning hub for nursing staff that is used for:
- in-service education
- continuing education
- leadership development
- skills training
- simulation training
- competency assessment
- clinical affiliations
- consultation/educational experiences