Nursing education at Ivy Tech Southern Indiana is about to take a substantial leap forward. Thanks to the generosity of James W. and Phyllis A. Robinson, as well as other individual and corporate donors, the west wing of Ogle Hall will be transformed into the Robinson Nursing Pavilion. This technology-infused pavilion will encompass more than 3,500 square feet and will include two Simulation Labs, a Medical Surgical Unit, and three student clinical review suites.
It’s an exciting development generated through a Healthcare Partnership Initiative. This Ivy Tech Southern Indiana effort engages healthcare industry leaders to facilitate their input and guidance in order to develop new training options and improve the technology and facilities devoted to healthcare career education.
The SimLabs and Medical Surgical Unit will be programmed to replicate a variety of clinical settings including medical/surgical, ICU, ER, OB, and Neonatal units. They will provide remarkable learning tools for students by providing a full complement of high-fidelity patient simulation, enabling students to improve their clinical and critical-thinking skills. They will also provide students and healthcare providers broad access to the practice environment, directly at the point of learning. Students can immediately apply skills and concepts. It all adds up to better nurses.