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.
A safe and innovative learning environment
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.
The Clinical Simulation Center in Action
About the Simulation Center
UWM School 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.
The simulation program is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
UWM’s program is one of only three healthcare simulation programs with full accreditation in the state of Wisconsin. This accreditation signifies our commitment to excellence, quality and continuous improvement in healthcare simulation and adult education.
UWM Northwest Quad
Red Elevators – 3rd Floor
Parking map and directions
Simulation Center (Milwaukee) hours:
Hours may vary. Please call the center to confirm.
Regular Semester Hours
Monday through Friday:
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday:
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fridays by appointment only.
Utilize the following online forms to schedule time in the James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center. Simulation Center business hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. If you have questions about completing these forms or about the reservation process, please contact email@example.com.
Schedule a Tour – Use this form to schedule a tour of the simulation center so that we can ensure your needs are met.
Nursing Simulation Scenario – Use this form to describe to the Simulation Team your specific needs for a UWM School of Nursing simulation scenario — including the number of participants, the expectation of simulation experience, etc.
Simulation Scenario – Use this form to describe to the Simulation Team your specific needs for the simulation scenario — including the number of participants, the expectation of simulation experience, etc.
Media Production – In the event that you will be filming in the Simulation Center, please use this form to schedule, so that we can ensure we are prepared for your visit and the proper setup is available and that you can get the material you need.
Equipment Checkout Requests* – Use this form if you would like to reserve Simulation Center equipment for checkout. Reservations for equipment use are for faculty, staff, and students only.
*Please submit a minimum of one week (seven days) prior to your desired deadline.
UWM School of Nursing – James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center Mission and Vision Statement
At the James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center (hereafter referred to as the “Simulation Center”), it is our mission to enhance healthcare professional education and clinical leadership by creating simulated environments that promote knowledge development, patient safety, skills application, critical thinking, clinical judgment, and competency.
We strive to demonstrate the UWM Nursing Core Values of Accountability, Collaboration, Creativity, Diversity & Inclusion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Integrity, and Social Justice by promoting “academic discourse and debate in a climate of civility” and “creating opportunities to understand the perspectives of others” in a simulation environment.
Students in simulation apply patient care concepts and collaborate in various learning environments, such as acute care, critical care, pediatrics, obstetrics, primary care, and population health areas of practice. Through simulation, students demonstrate and strengthen leadership qualities including communication, delegation, prioritization, teamwork, safety, and professionalism to promote and enhance patient healthcare outcomes.
Through innovation and simulation of healthcare environments, we will create highly effective practitioners, scientists, and leaders who improve patient safety and quality of care to advance local, national, and global health.