New home for hands-on learning in Nursing

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By Christina Kozakiewicz

Clinical education offered by the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) recently got a big boost. With their move into new expanded quarters in August 2017, the ISoN is now home to state-of-the-art learning laboratory spaces. Among them are: acute care wards for skills acquisition and health and physical assessment; a critical care ward focusing on complex and emergency physical care needs; and a one-bedroom apartment for simulation of home visits in the community. All areas are fully equipped with interactive technology and simulated teaching aids.

 

Left to right: Victoria Greco, student; Hugo Marchand, Academic Director – Learning Laboratories; Samantha Champagne, student. (Owen Egan/Joni Dufour)

The new spaces and equipment are brought to life for students thanks to the newly hired ISoN laboratory technicians, educators and standardized patients. The decision to expand lab spaces and clinical education for nursing came as a result of revisions to the ISoN’s curricula, following a comprehensive examination of best practices in education, and identification of crucial nursing competencies required in today’s health care environments, with a focus on heightened clinical skills.

With these new amenities, the ISoN hopes to continue creating environments for students to excel, to innovate, and to be proud ambassadors of the nursing profession as they prepare for their careers on the front lines of public and global health.

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