Labor, Delivery Simulation Gives Nursing Students Hands-on Experience

A lifelike technology at Seminole State College gives nursing students hands-on experience in labor and delivery scenarios.

Victoria, a robot with blinking eyes, a pulse and blood pressure, is helping students enhance their training.

Students in the labor room meet not just Victoria, but also actors playing her family to practice interpersonal skills as well what they’ve learned in the classroom.

“In my era of nursing, when I was in the OB-labor and delivery suite, we were told, ‘Stand against the wall. Don’t touch a thing. Just watch.’ Now the students actually do it,” Dr. Cheryl Cicotti, associate dean of nursing at Seminole State College, told News 6 anchor Kirstin O’Connor.

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