The School's second floor houses three large classrooms accommodating fifty students each, and two medium classrooms which can accommodate thirty students each. Each classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment including the SympodiumTM presentation system.
In our Microbiology Lab, students learn about the many diseases caused by microorganisms, and how to treat those diseases. In this laboratory, students learn how to plate specimens, incubate the specimens, and perform laboratory tests to identify the organisms. The laboratory is important to reinforce the theory learned in the classroom and help the student better understand disease processes and the importance of asepsis and proper antimicrobial treatment. This room is also equipped with specialized high-tech audiovisual equipment, which allows lectures given in this classroom to be streamed to other parts of the building, throughout the campus, or even to other off-campus sites.
Our Operating Room Laboratory incorporates three rooms, and is nearly identical to a real operating room. Students learn the importance of utilizing infection control measures in their daily practice through decontamination and sterilization of instruments and supplies.
Students also practice the principles of aseptic technique and surgical skills during simulation of surgical procedures, which range from minor cases such as breast biopsies and hernia repair, to more complex cases that include minimally invasive surgery.
Laboratory simulation prepares students to participate in real surgical procedures during their clinical practice with confidence.
Our Anatomy and Physiology laboratory is equipped with 26 computers for students to utilize A.D.A.M., a virtual dissection program. A.D.A.M. is a comprehensive database of detailed anatomical images that allows users to point, click, and identify more than 20,000 anatomical structures within fully dissectible male and female bodies in anterior, lateral, medial and posterior views. The user is able to dissect the body layer by layer or use a scroll bar to navigate deeper. This unique "dissection" application offers an interactive approach to discovering the human body.
Our Nursing Skills Laboratory provides a safe environment where students use hands-on applications to reinforce content learned in the classroom. This lab is set up with seven bedside rooms that have been designed to look identical to an actual nursing unit. A computer at each bedside provides access to a skills video so students can review a skill and then immediately practice it on a manikin. We try to use equipment identical to that used in the nursing unit, so that students become familiar with the equipment they will be using in the hospital setting. Simulation can be designed to assist the student learn not only skills, but also to learn how to critically think, and set priorities when providing nursing care.