Acquiring the College of Nursing is just the first step in many exciting opportunities being considered by Ashland University. The construction of a new academic facility opens the doors to many health care initiatives. One of those initiatives is expanding the current simulated learning environment for our students. Clinical simulations replicate real life experiences to enhance learning in the classroom, lab or clinical setting, and thus are a crucial element of the learning environment. Irreplaceable, these simulations prepare students for a real clinical setting where they provide care to our families, friends and to our community.