Equipment and Supplies: Supplies, equipment, and partial task trainers used to demonstrate or practice patient care skills are available in the Center. Commonly used expendable supplies are available in the Center at all times. The Center Supervisor will prepare supplies, equipment, and manikins for specific skills per faculty request.
Practice Kits: Supplies needed by students to practice skills are available in kits in the Learning Center. These kits may be checked out for use in the labs. Available kits include: Basic IV Therapy, Bedbath/Bedmaking, Body Mechanics, Catheterization (Urinary), Dressings, Elastic Bandages, Handwashing, Head-to-Toe Assessment, NG Tube Insertion/Removal, NG Tube Med Administration, Oral Med Administration, Oxygenation, and Vital Signs Assessment.
Low Fidelity Simulation: A variety of partial task trainers are available in the labs to allow students to practice before having to do procedures on real patients. Student may use trainers during scheduled Open Lab sessions or whenever the Center is open.
Audio-Visual Media: Audio-visual media are available for use in the lab by students and for use in the classroom. Faculty may request audio-visual media on the Request for Services/Supplies/Equipment Form. Some audio-visual media are also available in the Learning Resource Centers on the Pensacola and Milton Campuses.
Students may request audio-visual media from the Center Assistant for viewing in the Learning Center. Selected media may be available for check-out by students for home use.
DVD Recording: Facilities and equipment are available to enable students to videotape themselves performing nursing skills for evaluation by faculty. Faculty members may videotape presentations to be viewed by current and future students.
Workshops: Workshops on subjects of interest to applicants and currently enrolled students are scheduled throughout the term. Workshops will be advertised on fliers posted around the Campus and students will be notified of scheduled workshops through Campus email. There is no cost to students for these workshops.
Identifying Learning Strategies: Faculty may meet with Learning Center staff to discuss learning strategies for presenting course content, using the facilities of the Center including simulation.
Remediation: Students needing remediation can be referred to the Learning Center using a Learning Center Referral Form. The faculty member may specify the form of remediation needed or just state problems the student is having. The Center Supervisor will then develop a prescription for remediation for the student and communicate with the faculty member when remediation is completed.