The Nursing Resource Center is a multimedia Learning/Resource Center located in the Medical Arts Building, third floor (M-333). The Resource Center is designed to enhance lecture and clinical skills provided by the faculty. This Center is housed in a 30x60 foot room with a classroom extension for group viewing of multimedia presentations. This classroom is also equipped with a 60 inch monitor to view recording of students while in the Virtual Hospital.
The Center has a total of 60 PC workstations set up in groups to provide word processing, internet access, computer assisted learning media, CD-ROM based instructional material and NCLEX programs for Nursing Board practice. There is a network printer for word processing projects and development of Nurse-Patient Teaching Presentations. Equipment for both faculty and student use include: 2 large screen TV’s; 4 Overhead Projectors; a Portable Overhead Projector and 2 carts with PC based projectors for classroom use. The Center also has 6 laptops, 2 netbooks, 2 video cameras, and 2 digital cameras for faculty and student support.
The holdings for the Nursing Resource Center consist of 95 DVD’s, and 50 CD-ROM programs. The Center stores 25 PDA’s (Palm Pilots). They provide students with a Drug Guide and various applications in a hand held device and are used in the Community – based nursing curriculum.
Additional resources include Nursing Journals, a Home Health/Community Health Library of over 40 published works, and a Library of over 100 texts on nursing topics that may be borrowed. The Center has a coin operated copy machine for the convenience of the nursing students.
The Center’s staff provides student training in Word Processing, Presentation Techniques, and Internet Resources for Nursing Professionals.
Multimedia is selected to stimulate clinical reality to the greatest extent possible. A complete listing of all media holdings is kept in the Nursing Resource Center. Students and faculty are provided with a list of current and updated software each semester. Notification to faculty of newly acquired material is ongoing.
The Nursing Resource Center is open to nursing students during the semester the following hours:
|Monday||8:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:30 AM – 3:30 PM|
Hours of operation are subject to last minute changes.
*Please Note that the Center is Closed whenever the College is closed or there are no classes scheduled.
Orientation to the Nursing Resource Center is provided for all freshman nursing students. The Resource Center is staffed by a full-time HEO, two part-time CLT’s, and one College Assistant.