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Experiential Learning Center

The Experiential Learning Center, or ELC, is located at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing (SON) on our picturesque Portland Campus. A variety of patient settings set the stage for student nurses to learn, practice and refine nursing skills in a friendly, simulation-rich environment.

ELC personnel include seasoned registered nurses, certified simulation specialists and knowledgeable staff who are here to encourage and guide students during their nursing education journey.

About the learning environment

The ELC is a formal clinical site where standards of care, professionalism and dress are maintained accordingly. You'll work within your clinical groups in life-like, simulated scenarios which integrate theory, technical skills and critical thinking exercises. Open clinical time is offered weekly for those who desire extra practice in a smaller, focused session.

Laptops are utilized in patient encounters in the clinical environment to access patients’ electronic health record system. You'll utilize realistic software, learn to navigate lab values, patient histories and plan for next steps in care.

Equipment for simulating hands-on patient care

Our center is equipped with a robust family of life-like manikins to simulate hands-on care to patients of all ages. Our Linfield manikin family consists of newborns and adult manikins who mimic real-life patients in addition to skills training models to perfect desired areas of focus. Utilizing the latest advancements in technology, we strive to bring the highest level of realism to each patient encounter.

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Clinical requirements and compliance

As a nursing student, you'll have specific requirements to participate in clinical coursework in the simulation lab and at outside nursing facilities. Below is a link to information for new and continuing nursing students at Linfield:

Complio Immunization & Certification Requirements, ACEMAPP and Clinical Site-Specific Requirements

Contact the Clinical Facilities Coordinator (CFC) for further assistance.