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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, or 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.  The use of high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients provides students with unique experiences in maternity care, resuscitations, medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing, pediatric nursing, community health nursing, and medication administration. Our Virtual Reality lab is also located in Forcina Hall. The Forcina lab is also used for skills demonstration, fish-bowl-style simulation, and simulation staging.


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

TCNJ's Department of Nursing is not accepting transfers into our four year traditional bachelor’s of science in nursing program at this time. We are accepting applications for the ABSN program for May 2025.Learn More