Students in nursing lab classroom

Nursing Lab Classrooms

Nursing students at College of DuPage will take their lab courses in one of two simulation classrooms, allowing them the chance to learn new skills and immediately put them into practice.


Each of the two simulation classrooms is equipped with six hospital beds and have six of the latest model of the cutting-edge Laerdal© manikins on the market, in both infant and adult varieties. In some courses, students will also practice their new skills on each other in a simulated patient care setting.


Laboratory classrooms are limited in size to ensure that students get the attention and experience they need to effectively master critical nursing skills. Classes are capped at 16 students, but are generally much smaller, averaging about eight students each session. Lab classes taken in the simulation classrooms last from 3-4 hours each, during which students are taught new skills by instructors and then given a chance to practice them on the simulation manikins or each other.  


Contact Information

Nursing Lab Assistant Office
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2142
(630) 942-2569

Simulation Hospital
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2145
(630) 942-2539

Simulation Center
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2136
(630) 942-4258

Melissa Ericson, Nursing Simulation and Lab Manager
(630) 942-3938