Facilities

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, 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 one instructor per 12 students.  The maximum number of students in a classroom or laboratory setting of instruction is 40, (which typically only occurs during intersession courses).

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, two printers, one copy machine, and six quiet study desks in the Knowledge Resource Library.

Online Databases

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 database providers are well recognized in the library community and include EBSCO, Research Databases, Proquest and Gale databases, nursing ebooks, reference ebooks, and the Micromedix drug database. 

Inter Library Loan

Books and journal articles can be borrowed from other Colorado libraries.

Library/DatabaseTraining

Classroom training is conducted by the information specialist, and individual/reference assistance is available during library hours.

Reference/Citation Support

The library provides support of American Psychological Association citation style. References are also formatted electronically in databases.  The latest editions of both styles are available in print in the library.