Learning Resource Center

Purpose: The Nursing & Allied Health Learning Resource Center (NAHLRC) is a learning laboratory that is available to all students and faculty engaged in the study of Health Care Sciences. Its purpose is two-fold:

  1. To provide a stress-free environment that allows students to practice basic clinical skills
  2. To serve as a resource for gathering information regarding the Health Care Sciences

Location: The NAHLRC is located in the North Building on the ground floor in Rooms NG 7-8-9 & 10. The center consists of three separate learning lab areas and a work/storage room. There is a five bed basic lab, a four bed simulation lab and a lab that is equipped for Allied Health students with exam tables, etc. This lab area has eight computer stations and a classroom area with presentation classroom capability. All of the labs are equipped with "state-of-the-art" mannequins and equipment.

General Regulations:

  • No food or drink is permitted in the NAHLRC.
  • Lab coats must be worn at all clinical sessions.
  • Sign-in is required for all open and scheduled labs.
  • Beds must be left neatly made in lowered position with side rail down at the end of all sessions.
  • All furnishings must be returned to their proper place after use.

Communication: Students with questions, comments, or concerns are encouraged to contact the Learning Resource Coordinator at 508-362-2131 x4587.

Hours of Operation: The NAHLRC is open Monday through Friday with some scheduled evening and Saturday hours. Please check the schedule posted on the bulletin board outside the center and on each nursing class board located on the top floor of the North Building for specific daily schedules.

Open Lab Schedule: An open NAHLRC schedule is usually available for all students before and after scheduled nursing science classes. During open lab hours, the center is staffed with an instructor who is available to assist with any procedures or skills that the student may need to practice. Students may also practice skills on their own or with each other during open labs sessions. Computers are also available for their use during this time. Any student who needs assistance and is not able to get to lab during open hours should contact the coordinator for an appointment.

Computers: There are eight computers in Room NG8 that are available for use by all Nursing and Allied Health students. Computers have Internet accessibility. There are no printers in the NAHLRC.

Software: Nursing software programs are available on all of the computers in the NAHLRC as well as on all student computers on the campus. To access the nursing programs, log on to the computer with your student ID and confidential password. Click the start button to programs and then to Nursing Applications. All of the available programs are listed in this section. Access to individual programs vary. Instructions for access to individual programs are available in the packets located on the computer tables. The Nursing Program also uses and frequently assigns required viewing of Internet-available software that can be accessed from any computer.

Help Desk: The College's Help Desk may be consulted for any questions concerning operation of the computers. The Help Desk can be reached by calling x4004 from any telephone on campus.

Clinical Practice Prescriptions: Students who require additional help with clinical skills will be given a "prescription" by their clinical instructor for remedial assistance. Prescriptions are made out in duplicate by the instructor. One copy is for the student and one copy goes to the NAHLRC Coordinator's mailbox.

Students who are given a prescription for remedial assistance must make an appointment with the coordinator to accomplish the necessary skill review. Faculty/Clinical Instructor fill out the top portion of the prescription to request the required remedial assistance. The coordinator completes the lower portion after the student has satisfactorily completed the needed review to satisfaction and returns it to the Faculty/Clinical Instructor who prescribed it.

Nursing

North Building, rooms NG 7, 8 ,9 & 10