Learning Resource Center
Jean Johnson Schaefer (BSN, 1950) Resource Center for Innovation in Clinical Nursing Education
Take the virtual tour through the RCICNE's state-of-the-art learning lab. This Indiana University School of Nursing facility is one component of the Learning Resources department, which supports the teaching and learning mission of the School. The multimedia resource center provides computerized patient care simulations using simulators in a learning environment where nursing students, under the guidance of nursing professors, have the opportunity to
- work in a realistic but non-threatening laboratory,
- become familiar with instruments and equipment,
- gain experience in recognizing problems,
- develop decision-making skills, and
- refine patient care techniques to better prepare for participation in actual patient care experiences.
Learning resources in the RCICNE include audiovisual materials, computers, reserve readings, equipment, and supplies necessary for teaching and learning selected nursing roles and skills. The RCICNE also provides instructional design, online course, and audio/visual support for faculty within the school.
Hours of operation
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
The facility is divided into five distinct areas:
- The Flex Space (the traditional skills lab area) offers 10 patient stations, manikins, beds, and equipment simulating a hospital environment. Students have the opportunity to practice procedures from catheterization to cardiac monitoring using a plethora of manikins and equipment
- An examination area, containing six fully outfitted examination rooms, is primarily used for physical assessment classes.
- A simulation area, capable of capturing each learning session, allows students to practice hands-on critical care procedures for acute illness; the area also contains four debriefing rooms where students may see live feeds or review saved sessions.
- Computer classrooms are dedicated to classroom teaching and simulation.
- The classroom is equipped with powered tables, Internet access, and an instructor/presenter podium capabale of displaying presentations using a VCR or DVD player.