Two students check the vitals on a mannequin as an instructor controls the mannequin's vitals and conditions from a laptop.
In the SIM Suite, a student practices medical procedures on a mannequin
A infant mannequin turns black in the face as a student checks its vitals in the UCF SIM Suite
Two UCF Faculty check the vitals on a mannequin in the UCF SIM Suite
Students overlook a mannequin in the UCF Nursing SIM Suite
In the UCF College of Nursing SIM Suite, a student in purple gloves checks the vitals on a monitor
Four students standing in the UCF SIM Suite. There is a counter with multiple chairs, and office areas.
A UCF Faculty members monitors the data and student performances in the SIM Suite control room. Multiple monitors and computers line a wood desk with multiple chairs.
In the UCF SIM Suite debriefing Room, four students interact with the Instructor in a room with a large wood table and black chairs. Sunlight streams through the windows
Three students sit and engage with a UCF Faculty instructor  in the SIM Suite

STIM Center

Students will prepare for a real hospital setting in the Simulation, Technology, Innovation and Modeling (STIM) Center, which includes the Knights Nursery & Pediatric Unit and Critical Care room. By working in this setting, it allows students to learn, try new things and make mistakes in a safe and controlled environment. The suite features a floor desk, three fully functional simulation rooms, a Pyxis automated medicine dispenser and a crash cart.

Within each room is a highly responsive manikin, some of which can sweat and even dilate their eyes. The manikin is nursed by a team of students while the instructor can control and provide a voice for the simulated patient in a nearby room. Simulations can be recorded for learning purposes.

After a simulated procedure, students report to a nearby debriefing room where the instructor provides valuable insight on how they managed the patient experience. This allows students to learn and make mistakes in a safe environment, with the aid of a minute-by-minute video review.

In a nearby lab is a full suite of immersive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities, including motion tracking, head-worn displays, and physiological measurement systems. These systems are primarily used for basic research.


The mission of the STIM center is to provide high quality simulation based educational experiences and to pioneer innovative inter-disciplinary learning and research.


To be the global leader in nursing and healthcare simulation practice and research.


  • Three simulation rooms fully equipped with KB-Port’s ETC® recording and debriefing system, headwall with compressed-air supplied oxygen and air outlet, vacuum outlet, electrical outlet and over bed light fixture with timer for pump and compressor
  • 13’x16’ room equipped with Noelle® Model S575.300 and Newborn HAL® S3010 wireless and tetherless maternal and neonatal computer interactive simulation system; room also includes Hill-Rom Affinity II® Birthing bed, stainless steel baby bassinet, over bed table, infant scale and fetal monitor
  • 14’x16’ room equipped with Laerdal SimMan® and Laerdal 3G®
  • 10’x16’ room equipped with Laerdal 3G®
  • 14-person debriefing room with multimedia computer and DVD projection
  • 12-person debriefing room with multimedia computer and DVD 56” flat screen
  • Problem-based learning lab with five private study desks
  • Head-worn displays (e.g., Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens)
  • A full-surround projection "CAVE" display and interaction system
  • Empatica E-4 physiological measurement devices

Video courtesy of Lia Fernandez