Our uses technology and¬†thoughtfully designed spaces¬†to create a¬†safe¬†learning environment where¬†students¬†can¬†practice real-life healthcare situations.¬† The center features¬†nine inpatient simulation rooms¬†including¬†an operating room, and a multi-bed critical care room.¬† In addition, the center has a¬†simulated¬†home health environment, and eight examination rooms simulating an outpatient health environment.¬† The simulation spaces allow for exploration and learner-centered education.¬†
The Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) has a proven record of stability in structure, collaboration with community partners, and service learning for students that allows it to meet the opportunities and challenges of healthcare to the underserved community.
The Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative (NIRC) positively impacts the health of northern Kentucky through the implementation of community-driven interventions based on interdisciplinary research methods, quality improvement initiatives, and the application of best practices.
Registered participants must complete the HeartCode BLS online eLearning component from the American Heart Association before attending the hands-on practice/testing session. This course can be found by going to Hover over courses drop-down menu at top of the webpage and choose to purchase Basic Life Support (BLS) HeartCode BLS ($31.00). Once in the course, you will have a choice to choose one of two tracks, in-facility or prehospital. You will choose the prehospital track.
The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) is tackling the critical local need for healthcare professionals. A gift to CHHS secures scholarships for current and future students, and supports program like the Nursing Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) where students provide health assessments in underserved communities.