The Learning Lab, located in the College of Nursing, is a low-fidelity simulation lab space consisting of 2,400-square-feet. This lab is equipped with 14 functioning acute care beds including wall units and privacy curtains surrounding the bed spaces. It is also equipped with medical supplies, medications, carts, and 11 Laerdal Nursing Anne or Nursing Kelly’s with SimPad technology and 3 Gaumard human simulator manikins that promote psychomotor skills learning for upper level junior, senior and ABSN nursing students. The lab experiences includes usage of a variety of multiple task trainers for skill-specific training, some of which are for tracheostomy and wound care, as well as IV and urinary catheter insertion. Most hand-on skills taught within the corresponding nursing curriculum are taught within this lab space.
In the center of the lab is a seated classroom with smart board technology used to reinforce learning. Two bed spaces are equipped with live feed cameras displayed on an interactive white board, reinforcing learning with live-feed video. The lab space is used for instructional purposes, as well as a meeting place for student groups or faculty.
For more information on the Learning Lab, or to schedule a tour, please contact the Simulation Director, Susan Hébert at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Simulation Coordinator, Rachael Hodges at email@example.com.