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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 primarily on the 2nd floor of the nursing building, consists of a Skills Laboratory, Demonstration Classroom, Auxiliary Skills Laboratory, Student Lounge, OIT Printing Area, and the Director’s office. 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 reserved and available for independent, self-directed student practice.
Where is the Learning Resource Center?
- Nursing Building 2nd Floor diagram
- Demonstration classroom - Room 210
- Learning laboratory - Room 215
- Auxiliary skills laboratories - Room 106, Room 209, Room 326-7
- OIT printing hub - Room 214
- Student lounge - Room 206
- Locker areas