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Nursing Clinical Education Center (NCEC)

The Nursing Clinical Education Center is located on the fourth level of the General Hospital in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The center, a joint effort between the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at UI Hospitals and Clinics and the UI College of Nursing, provides a learning environment of the highest quality to enrich nursing clinical educational experiences and to improve patient care now and in the future.

The $6 million, 20,000-square-foot center includes an 11-room clinical simulation lab where students experience sophisticated and complex nursing care in specialty and clinical situations: high-fidelity patient simulation, perioperative, pediatric intensive care unit (ICU), neonatal ICU, general pediatrics, adult medical surgical care, adult critical care, and pediatric and adult ambulatory care.

The center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Instruction is provided by nurse educators, faculty and practicing clinicians. Staff and students use the facility for simulation training, educational enrichment, orientation and competency review, learning how to provide safe, effective and compassionate care before providing direct care to patients.

Other features of the center include:

  • An 86-seat classroom (which can be split into two classrooms), 36- and 34-seat classrooms, 24- and 30-seat conference rooms, and a 10-seat computer lab for additional didactic and meeting needs.
  • A resource library and several gathering spaces that allow for private study or interactive learning on a more informal basis.
  • Space for housing the hospitals' Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care Education Center and the UI College of Nursing Learning Resource Center offices.

Check out this great NCEC video on YouTube:

College of Nursing Admissions Video


Wendy Voigt
NCEC Manager
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Jorge Salazar
Instructional Serv. Assistant
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Click the thumbnails below for a closer look at the NCEC facility.