Nancy Duffy Discusses the MUSC Healthcare Simulation Lab
Nancy Duffy, RN, MSN, CEN, is Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and is actively involved with the MUSC Healthcare Simulation Lab, a 10,000 sq ft space. Students from across campus learn clinical skills and problem solving using programmable mannequins in a state-of-the-art healthcare setting. The Lab includes two labor and delivery suites, emergency department, an operating room, and three ICU’s, physical exam rooms, and over fifty simulators and partial task trainers capable of mimicking a wide range of patient care needs. In the CON, students learn skills in the lab beginning in their first week. The lab is equipped with video/audio recording capabilities so that students may review and evaluate their own performance.
Ms. Duffy is Director of Undergraduate Programs and is responsible for assuring quality of the student learning experience. MUSC’s CON offers a four continuous semester Accelerated BSN program spanning sixteen months. The consistently high caliber of its students and educational programs resulted in a 98% pass rate on the state board exam in 2008.
Ms. Duffy is a graduate of Bradley University in Illinois where she received a BSN. She subsequently received her MSN at UNC Charlotte. She has been on the MUSC CON faculty since 2004. She is currently pursuing her DNP degree via distance learning at Rush University in Chicago.
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