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Nursing students undergo clinical leadership development using our simulation facilities

Jul 17, 2017

Students at the Synergy Simulation Day
Students at the Synergy Simulation Day

Last week (13th July), 19 nursing students from the University of Salford, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Bolton attended a Synergy Coaching Simulation Day in the Mary Seacole building.

Lecturers and practice educators provided the students with an opportunity to develop their clinical leadership skills through being coached. Under the supervision of a coach, the students had the opportunity to simulate the start of a shift, with the students participating in a nursing handover (where the coach and student discuss the plan for the shift), allocation of patients and the initial ten minutes of care supervision.

The students gained hands-on experience of dealing with patients with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, wounds, breathlessness and allergic reactions. All participants had the chance to use our fantastic simulation facilities as well as being able to observe fellow students via a live feed in a nearby room.

Dr Jackie Leigh from the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences said: “The Synergy Simulation Day was a great opportunity for students to experience how coaching can help them to develop their clinical leadership skills. We  were able to showcase our cutting-edge nursing facilities here at Salford. This event clearly demonstrated our schools integrated work based learning approach and industry engagement for our students which was fantastic. 

You can watch a video on our simulation suites here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBAPtiXdhhs