Students practice skills in two clinical laboratories - one on D&E's campus and one on the campus of Davis Health System.

The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning by Davis Medical Center and Davis & Elkins College was dedicated November 6, 2017. Benefitting D&E's students and DMC staff nurses, the simulation lab is equipped with four VitalSim manikins. National League for Nursing VitalSim Scenarios utilized offer multiple cases to assess and manage patients, identify and prioritize problems, and perform key interventions. The facility also has two conference rooms for pre and post conference and debriefing, and each simulator has a private room with computer monitoring capability. D&E students pereform clinical rotations at The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning on Tuesday and Thursday during the fall and spring semesters, and the simulators are available to the DMC education department at all other times.

A skills lab housed in Eshleman Science Center on D&E's campus has six non-simulation manikins available to perform various procedures including wound care, IV skills, central line care and basic skills practice. Students have access to DocuCare®, a simulated electronic health record that allows for the practice in documentation of care, and Nursing Central®, an online resource of current information for clinical and medication references, ensuring students have the most recent information when caring for patients.

The Division of Nursing maintains working agreements with area health care facilities to provide clinical experience for nursing students. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Crestview Manor
  • Davis Medical Center
  • Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • United Hospital Center
  • William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital

Preceptorship facilities include:

  • Broaddus Hospital
  • Davis Medical Center
  • Mountain Hospice
  • Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
  • Preston Memorial Hospital
  • Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • United Hospital Center
  • William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital