Volunteer patients wanted  127

Dawn Rinehart ’08, simulation lab manager for the School of Nursing and Health Professions, is seeking volunteer standardized patients to help student nurses in Missouri Western’s simulation lab.

A standardized volunteer patient, she said, is an individual that has been trained to accurately portray a patient and participate in a simulated health care encounter with student nurses. The students will interact with the “patients,” ask questions and/or conduct a basic non-invasive physical exam.

She said no prior acting experience is required, but the individuals need to consistently recall the script and background of the patient that they are portraying. Volunteers must be dependable, have basic computer knowledge and respond to email or phone calls in a timely manner.

For more information, contact Rinehart at (816) 271-4415 or drinehart@missouriwestern.edu.