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Learning Resource Center
The Indiana State University Nursing Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides a quality learning environment that functions to enhance teaching and learning activities. This realistic clinical environment in which students learn necessary physical assessment and psychomotor skills is an essential bridge between classroom learning and real-world nursing practice where critical thinking, decision making, delegation, and teamwork skills are strengthened. The LRC endorses the incorporation of the Standards of Best Practice: Simulation from the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) (Standards of best practice: Simulation SM. (2016). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(6S). S1 – S49. in all laboratory and workshop activities / simulations to promote student learning.
The LRC, located on the east side of the Arena, south of the spine, consists of 5 skills labs (C-9, C-10, C-11N, C-11S, and C-12) and a study area (C-1). The Testing Assistant’s office (C-03) / testing area (C-03A) and the LRC Director’s office (C-05) are located adjacent to the study area. The College of Health and Human Service’s Lactation room (C-02) is also adjacent to the study area. Efficient purchasing, processing, storage, circulation, and maintenance of various learning resources and equipment are provided in order to facilitate their effective use in the teaching / learning activities of the students and faculty of the baccalaureate nursing program, campus community, and various community health facilities.
Small groups are utilized to facilitate individualized instruction. Students use various learning resources and equipment including task trainers and moderate fidelity simulators to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes integral to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) (http://qsen.org/ ), (that is Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety, and Informatics). Outside of course-related events, the Nursing Skills Labs are available to be reserved and available for independent, self-directed student practice.
Where is the Learning Resource Center?
- Arena - 401 N. 4th Street - LRC Diagram
- C-01 - Lounge
- C-03 - Testing Assistant Office
- C-05 - LRC Director / Technology Coordinator Office
- C-09 - OB skills lab
- C-10 - Peds skills lab
- C-11 North - Med Surg skills lab
- C-11 South - Pharmacology skills lab
- C-12 - Skills lab for Fundamentals and Health Assessment