As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023.
Learn more about how the realignment will impact the College of Nursing.

Opening in Fall 2022, the James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center provides a safe learning space for students to practice hands-on skills using simulation

Simulation provides a modeled environment for students to experience aspects of patient care without fear of harm to an actual patient using models, manikins, medical equipment, and human patient simulators. Some of the simulators run with computer software which allow it the ability to breathe, talk, and maintain a blood pressure and pulse.

Rendering of the new Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center entrance with people and students in lobby
Opening in Fall 2022: The UWM James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center

Opening in Fall 2022

Discover the Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center at the UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing.

A place for learning a variety of strategies, settings and equipment, with clinical simulation as one of the major tools. Clinical simulation using patient models, manikins and medical equipment provides students with a safe learning environment to practice care.

About the Simulation Center

UWM College of Nursing actively works to use simulation as a way to educate and train not only nurses, but also other health care providers, and first responders in the community. Coupling that with researchers that are interested in innovative approaches we have a chance to provide a place on campus where we can simulate the kinds of areas that we need to provide the answers to the sticky questions of health care today.

Female Nursing student in blue scrubs in sim center
30+Manikins and Task Trainers for Clinical Learning
10High Fidelity Patient Simulators

Contact Information


UWM Northwest Quad
3rd Floor

Simulation Center (Milwaukee) hours summer:

Monday through Friday:
To be determined

Kathleen Fitzpatrick
  • Clinical Instructor
Melissa Mueller
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, UWM at Waukesha
  • UWM at Waukesha Lab Manager
Gage Patterson
  • Operations Manager, James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center
Jessica Rotier
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Director, James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center
Rebecca (Becky) Sinicki
  • Clinical Instructor
  • UW-Parkside Lab Manager
  • Clinical Simulation Instructor