Nursing Competency Suite
The Nursing Competency Suite replicates real-life emergencies in safe, controlled environments, using extraordinarily life-like mannequins. An operating room, nurse station, pediatric and hospital competency labs prepare both undergraduate and graduate nursing students for every possible situation. In the labs, the mannequins are monitored for real-time information, such as heart rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure readings. Instructors control the mannequin’s symptoms and observe the students from control rooms adjacent to each lab. The competency labs allow students to choose among possible solutions and practice their skills through an entire scenario.
Serendipitous Connection and Communication
Collaboration and communication between students, faculty and visitors are at their most spontaneous at the “synapse,” where an open stair bridges between the new and existing buildings. The adjacent student lounge, with openings looking both up to the research levels and down to the primary teaching level, forms its center.
Architect-of-Record: Williams Blackstock Architects