Lawrence Technological University – Nursing Lab
Ferris State University – Swan Technical Arts Building
18 October 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
24 October 2019
DescriptionLocated in the former Donley Computer Center, Lawrence Technological University's (LTU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered through a unique partnership with Ascension Michigan health system, the second in the State of Michigan to partner with a major healthcare provider. The 2,400-square-foot laboratory includes a simulated intensive care unit hospital room that features equipment normally found in a hospital setting. The remaining lab space is comprised of three bays with hospital beds, simulating a hospital triage or clinical setting, where students practice various healthcare skills. Dividing these spaces, a hollow, metal-framed, sliding glass door allows for multiple simulations at once. LVT flooring provides a creative and aesthetically pleasing solution to help give dimension while maintaining LTU's budget. As means of preservation from the bulky equipment, complimentary protective wall covering was used throughout the laboratory. A conference room with a large monitor for debriefing students after practice sessions in the labs, along with 5 offices for the program's director and accompanying leadership staff, and 3 workstations for teacher's assistants in the student work space fill the remaining portions of the suite. Overall, the laboratory is an exemplary space to prepare students to meet the demands of healthcare's evolving landscape while receiving LTU's signature "Theory and Practice" education in a state-of-the-art facility.