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Simulation Center

Four nursing students surround a manekin in a hospital bed.

The University of Houston College of Nursing (UHCON) simulation system currently consists of the “Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Nursing Simulation Center” at University of Houston, College of Nursing located at the University of Houston at Sugar Land and the “HCA Houston Healthcare Nursing Simulation Center” at the University of Houston at Katy. These are multidisciplinary, hospital-based centers providing hands-on clinical simulation training in a realistic environment to improve patient safety and patient care. The state-of-the-art, simulation facilities offer a clinical setting where our nursing students and health care professionals can train through observation, practice and simulation.

Mission and Vision

The mission of UHCON simulation system is to promote clinical excellence, nursing leadership, and support nursing research through a simulation-based training and assessment program that adheres to national standards and guidelines for nursing education and simulation-based learning.


Clinical Excellence.

The mission and vision of the simulation learning supports the mission of University of Houston College of Nursing: to provide innovative, dynamic, and nationally competitive nursing education to a diverse student population that builds professional leaders and clinical experts.

Core Values

Innovation: Incorporate the State of-the-art technology to train the nursing students through observation, practice and simulation in a realistic environment.

Collaboration: Collaborate intra and interprofessionally to support educational needs, advance scholarship, research, leadership and service.

Accountability: Adhere to national standards and guidelines for nursing education and simulation-based learning.

Quality: Provide a teaching and learning environment that supports the quality and ethical practice of healthcare simulation as described in the healthcare simulationist’s code of ethics.

To Reserve Lab

If you would like to reserve the Simulation Lab, please complete the lab request form.

For Faculty

Complete the UH Sim Lab / Sim Classroom Setup Form and email Dr. Beena Joseph at