The Learning Resources and Simulation Center at the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Nursing provides an environment for our students to put classroom theory and scientific principles into action, with the support of our simulation team.

In our labs and Simulation Center, we utilize “real-world” scenarios and equipment. This provides our students the best hands-on opportunities while working in a controlled and safe learning environment. 

Laboratory facilities are available on both our Portland and Lewiston-Auburn campus, which allows for our traditional BS in Nursing program to be completed on either campus. Our Accelerated BS in Nursing and RN to BS in Nursing programs, as well as our graduate programs, are offered on our Portland campus.

Our facilities include:

  • Simulation Center: Portland campus
    In this simulated inpatient setting, our students develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills through simulation-based activities.
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Lab: Portland campus and Lewiston-Auburn campus
    In this space, our students focus on foundational nursing therapeutics, which promote, maintain, and restore the patient’s health.
  • Physical Assessment Lab: Portland campus and Lewiston-Auburn campus
    This lab provides an area for our students to practice in-depth bio-psycho-social-cultural health assessments of adults.
  • Multi-Purpose Lab: Portland campus
    This lab offers a space for further practice and lab expansions.

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