A new course offered by the School of Nursing and Department of Theatre and Dance will teach students how to perform as patients, family members, healthcare workers, and more in Ball State University’s nursing simulation labs.
The course, NUR 299x/THEA 299x – Simulated Healthcare Performance, will give students:
- experience in communication
- perspectives into clients’ needs
- training on how to assess the critical thinking and communication skills of healthcare students
- professional feedback in standardized, real-life scenarios
These students will help train health professions students in various topics, including communication, diversity, and ethics.
The course is led by Karrie Osbourne, the College of Health’s director of clinical simulation, and Adam Thatcher, assistant professor of voice for the actor and acting.