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The Jacksonville University, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences Nursing Skills Laboratory is dedicated to providing a positive learning environment with emphasis upon training students to be self-assured, competent and professional nurses. Registered Nurse lab instructors mentor and facilitate student learning to develop proficiency in nursing assessment, medication administration, basic procedural skills such as IV insertion, indwelling catheter insertion, dressing changes, as well as safe transfer of patients using a mechanical lift.
Learning the fundamental nursing skills begins the scaffolding process of incorporation of curricular based simulation that is incorporated throughout the undergraduate program. The Skills Lab is set-up with 16 manikins ranging from non-electronic to low fidelity for students to practice inpatient care of the adult. Students start within practicing patient care in the skills lab as sophomores in the program and progress from taking vital signs and performing assessments to hygiene and safe transfer of patients to answering the call bell of a patient without prior report. The Skills lab faculty and staff are dedicated to maintaining a positive learning environment with a focus upon teaching students to provide safe and quality care to the adult patient population.