Classrooms are equipped with media equipment, presentation equipment, and overhead projectors. Video recording equipment is available upon request. Labs (simulation and science) include patient- centered care equipment, high and low fidelity mannequins, human simulators, health assessment technology, a simulation learning system (SLS), and science laboratory equipment. An eyewash station and first aid kits are located in the science lab. A student lounge is provided for use as a study center and a place for dining between classes. A refrigerator, two microwaves, a coffee machine, and vending machines for snacks and drinks are available. Additional student services are located on the first floor of the building which includes a student study area and multi-purpose conference room and testing area.
The facility, located on the first and second floors, has elevator service and is fully accessible to the disabled. Ample complimentary parking is provided.
Individual class sizes fall within a range of 1 to 40 students, depending on the nature of the class and the subject being offered. Supervised laboratories operate with an approximate ratio of 1 instructor per 12 students. The maximum number of students in a classroom or laboratory setting of instruction is 40.
Knowledge Resource Library
Mission Statement, Resources and Services
The Knowledge Resource Library staff provides outstanding resources and professional technical skills to users, collaborates with faculty and students in individual and group settings, and assists with the instruction of evidence based practice and information literacy skills. The Knowledge Resource Library is staffed with one full time professional with a master’s degree in library and information science and one part time library assistant. The Information Specialist and library assistant provide research assistance from 8 am – 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am – 5 pm on Friday. There are six computers, one copy machine/printer for student use, and a study area and quiet conference room area with additional seating for study in the Knowledge Resource Library.
The library resources consist of print and online. The online databases enable users to access electronic resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The databases are resources for the academic (liberal arts) and nursing faculty, students, staff, and administration. They cover a multitude of subjects which include nursing, business, online dictionaries & encyclopedias, drugs, general & interdisciplinary, humanities, psychology, science & technology, social sciences, and book reviews. The print books in the library use the Library of Congress classification system and consist of general education, nursing and medical. Books are available for check out which includes study books and a reference section for use in the library.
The database providers are well recognized in the library community and include EBSCO, Proquest and Gale library databases, Medcom Videos, Culturevision (culturally competent patient care resources), academic ebooks and the Micromedex drug database.
Inter Library Loan
Books can be borrowed from other Colorado libraries. Journal articles are loaned and borrowed from other medical libraries.
Classroom training is conducted by the information specialist, and individual/reference assistance is available during library hours via phone, email and in person.
The library provides support of American Psychological Association citation style. The latest edition is available in print in the library.