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Simulation and Lab Facilities

The Department of Nursing houses three simulation/skills labs in two buildings -Trenton and Forcina Halls.

Trenton Hall

Large brick building with white columns called Trenton Hall.Two simulation/skills labs.  The Gladys Word Nursing Simulation Laboratory, has state of the art equipment-high and medium fidelity mannequins, one mannequin that employs artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to student questions, task trainers, hospital beds to support skills training, and medical/nursing equipment.


Students sitting in a classroom learning.The lab is comprised of a smart classroom that affords maximum flexibility for teaching. The other smart classroom/lab accommodates up to 40 students and can reflect a clinic, emergency room with the accompanying equipment.


Forcina Hall

A four story red brick building. This Simulation Lab contains five beds and two examination rooms.  There is a debriefing room with a camera and television which affords students and faculty the ability to review simulation recordings.  Recorded sessions use our SimCapture technology.  Use of high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients provide students unique experiences in maternity care, resuscitations, medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing, pediatric nursing, community health nursing, and medication administration.  The Forcina lab is also used for skills’ demonstration, fish-bowl style simulation, and simulation staging.

Nursing lab with a dummy patient.Observation room for the nursing lab.Nursing lab equipped with a baby dummy for training.
A desk with a sink pushed up against a white wall.An empty classroom with a mounted television.A mock examine room with observation table.


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences houses the human performance lab, where researchers collect and analyze data from study volunteers.

» Learn more about the Human Performance Lab

The Department of Public health conducts research in the social epidemiology lab and the environmental health lab.

The Center for Integrative Wellness is a teaching/ training wellness center that offers options based on health needs and family income.

TCNJ is currently accepting applications for the RN-BSN program, but owing to exceptionally high enrollment and retention, the Department of Nursing has no capacity for external transfer students seeking admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for the 2023-2024 academic year. This notice will be updated if capacity allows for applications to be submitted through the Office of Admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year