I get a chuckle out of efforts to make robots more lifelike. No doubt this high-tech nursing simulation laboratory is a step forward, but how do they practice their bedside manner?
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Kimberly Smith, left, and Stephanie Reed, student nurses at Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing in Normal, Ill., examine one of the school's new high-fidelity patient simulators in the nursing simulation laboratory. State and local officials dedicated the new $2.7 million laboratory with an open house Monday morning. ISU President Al Boman says the growing nursing school has 418 students and 48 full-time faculty members.