Nursing Resource Center, Campus Hall,
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 offers the undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to further their knowledge and skills by utilizing a variety of educational aids in the simulated clinical unit, and in the smart classroom. These include the following:
A wide variety of A/V equipment is available to the nursing student including: 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. A complete list of media resources is available in print in the NRC.
General Skills Lab and Hi Fidelity Simulators
Simulation is used as a complement 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.
General Skills Lab
The general skills labs are equipped with supplies and multiple manikins including 2 Nurse Annies which operate on SimPad and 4 exam tables with wall-mounted otoscope/opthalmoscope, aneroid sphygmomanometer & neurological examination tools. Additionally, there is a maternal child suite which includes SimBaby, SimKid and Noelle maternal birthing simulator and overhead warmer, crib and bassinets. Students are able to perform specific physical assessment skills such as ausculation of cardiac, respiratory and abdominal sounds as well as access for venopuncture, nasogastric tube insertion, tracheostomy suctioning, wound care and vital signs. Four suture practice limbs allow the graduate students to practice surgical suturing.
Hi Fidelity Simulators
The Hi Fidelity Simulation Lab is a glass enclosed ICU which houses Laerdal SimMan Essential, monitor, cameras and a 1-way mirror to the Control Room. SimView provides the capability to live stream scenarios to the 60 seat smart classroom.
SimCart Rx is a realistic med dispensing unit which scans meds and allows direct input into the electronic medical record.
ATI Competency Testing
Faculty incorporates ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) standardized testing throughout the undergraduate program in an effort to support student's success. Students have access to practice exams, tutorials and proctored Content Mastery Assessments that are aligned with the curriculum.
30 Lenovo Ultrabooks are available for student use and computerized testing. Content displayed on 13.3" HD touch screen in laptop, tent or tablet mode.