Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette University Clinical simulation is an extremely important part of any nurse’s undergraduate education — so much so that we’ve integrated simulation into all four years of our pre-licensure curriculum. It’s an invaluable resource that develops critical decision-making and team-building skills in a safe environment. As a Marquette nursing student, you'll develop these skills in our new $4 million Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation, opened in August 2012. The 10,000-square-foot center has been completely reimagined and refurbished to provide a realistic health care environment in which you can practice. The Center for Clinical Simulation delivers: • Enhanced learning through scenarios that can't be replicated in a time-efficient manner in a real hospital or clinic setting • Consistent focus on improving response times to urgent critical care patient events • Ongoing educational opportunities for community nursing staff The result? Nurses and nursing students more highly prepared to provide care for our community.