Teaching Excellence

The George Washington University School of Nursing works consistently to advance the standards of health care simulation and online learning in order to offer students the comprehensive nursing education.

GW Nursing's Virginia Science & Technology Campus offers three simulation centers totaling more than 10,000 square feet. This experiential learning space is home to a variety of simulated (manikin) patients ranging in age from infant to adult and displaying conditions from stagnant to high-fidelity.

Simulation Learning and Innovation Center

Students observe a demonstration in a skills and simulation centerOffering over 10,000 square feet of experiential learning space over two floors, GW Nursing's Simulation Learning and Innovation Center is a sophisticated and innovative learning environment that allows you to practice what you learn in class as you transition into professional practice. You will learn how to perform quality nursing care while demonstrating teamwork, collaboration and effective communication. 

Our Simulation Learning and Innovation Center is home to a variety of simulated (manikin) patients ranging in age from infant to adult and displaying conditions from static to high-fidelity. Additional equipment, such as IV pumps, EKG monitors and isolation carts, add to the reality of the learning space.


  • More than 30 manikins — who have names, personal histories and lifelike features such as a pulse, voice and blinking eyes — have physiologically accurate responses to the care provided by students.
  • Control rooms with one-way mirrors allow faculty, without being physically at the bedside, to direct and evaluate student performance.

"We always say in nursing that you can’t make a mistake, which is sort of incompatible with being a human being. That’s why we need simulations, so best practices become muscle memory."

Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff

Associate Dean
Undergraduate Studies