The Nursing Resource Center (NRC) at the Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing presents an innovative learning environment in which students combine didactic and clinical knowledge as they transition into professional practice. The NRC is home to a variety of simulated patients ranging in age from infant to adult. The simulators have names, electronic medical records, lifelike features and will have physiologically accurate responses to the care provided by students. Additional equipment such as IV pumps, EKG monitors, medication carts, crash carts, and isolation carts add to the reality of the learning space. The Nursing Resource Center is used as a compliment to clinical experience and enables nursing students to develop competencies in multiple simulated health care scenarios that cross the human life span in order to enhance their readiness for practice.
Current guidelines on infection control, chest x-ray and ECG interpretation, medical-surgical disorders, legal issues in nursing, nursing theory, women's health, a complete physical assessment series, and the Denver II Training video and testing kit.
Laerdal Clinical Simulators
Adult and Pediatric Simulators enable students and instructors to simulate clinical scenarios using computer generated information.
Complete Care Manikin
Enables the student to perform specific physical assessment skills such as auscultation of normal cardiac, respiratory and abdominal sounds as well as access for venopuncture, nasogastric tube insertion, tracheostomy suctioning, wound care, vital signs.
Suture Practice Arm
Allows the graduate students to practice surgical suturing. (Graduate program only).
Examining table and physical assessment equipment
Includes wall-mounted otoscope/opthalmoscope, aneroid sphygmomanometer, and neurological examination tools.
Additional Practice Manikins
A newborn, five-year old child and an adult.