One of the goals of Valdosta State University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to promote community engagement to help build South Georgia's future.  Activities directed toward accomplishing this goal involve mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners in health care. Through these projects, faculty members and students engage in teaching to enable learning beyond the campus walls while providing direct benefit and service to the community. 

Our simulation labs provide state-of-the art learning opportunities for students. Preprogrammed scenarios allow students to practice providing realistic care without risk or harm to the patient. Scenarios also allow all students the opportunity to care for patients with high-acuity, low-frequency conditions, that they might not have the opportunity to care for in the acute care settings. Scenarios enhance critical thinking skills and clinical judgment and during scenarios faculty act as facilitators to guide the learning experience and ensure that students achieve learning objectives.