Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation

Changing trends in health care and the expanding role of registered nurses demand improved clinical reasoning and the ability to care for increasingly complex patients. Marquette University College of Nursing is committed to producing nurses who are well-prepared to meet this demand.

A key element of this improved education and training is a rigorous pre-licensure curriculum which includes significant clinical simulation opportunities to ensure that Marquette nursing students learn the appropriate interventions for complicated health situations.

The Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette University provides a realistic health care environment where our students can strengthen essential clinical competencies, develop sound clinical reasoning and prepare for high-risk situations. The simulation center, located on the lower level of Emory T. Clark Hall, includes:

  • Six acute care hospital rooms that reflect a variety of hospital settings: medical-surgical, ICU, pediatrics, OB, and operating room (coming Fall 2018)
  • Two examination rooms
  • One home health care apartment
  • One clinical skills laboratory
  • Two open-space, four-bed patient care rooms for clinical skills practice
  • Four debrief rooms, where professors and clinical educators are able to review video recordings of simulation exercises with students


For all department inquiries, please email NurseSimCenter@marquette.edu (preferred).