"Simulation experiences help students build confidence and challenge them to think in complex and complicated ways. The enhanced training our students will receive places them at the forefront of nursing education and entry-level clinical competence, and positions them as new leaders in professional practice."
— Dianne Cooney Miner, Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
Wegmans School of Nursing Building
The Wegmans School of Nursing is a 41,000 square-foot facility located near the center of campus.
The facility contains classrooms, teaching laboratories, computer labs, offices for faculty and administration, and the Health & Wellness Center.
Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center (LRC), located in the main School of Nursing building, is designed to provide guided instruction for junior and senior nursing students, as well as resources for graduate students.
The facility contains two major nursing laboratories: Nursing Skills and Health Assessment.
Nursing Skills Lab (2nd Floor)
The Nursing Skills Lab is is an undergraduate skills laboratory with equipment, supplies, and medium fidelity simulation mannequins for practice of technical skills in simulated hospital or nursing home settings.
Health Assessment Lab (3rd Floor)
The Health Assessment Lab includes examination tables and equipment found in ambulatory/primary care settings.
Glover-Crask Simulation Center
The Nursing Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art, two-story, 10,400-square foot addition to the School of Nursing that mirrors an actual hospital unit.
The Simulation Center features:
- Five individual simulation rooms, including an obstetrics and pediatric room, with specialized simulation medical equipment
- Community space used for home care visit role-play and scenarios
- Control room for faculty simulation facilitation
- Three debriefing rooms
- Additional classrooms
- Faculty offices
The Center provides enhanced training and experience through the use of a Pyxis MedStation system, the leading automated medication dispensing system supporting decentralized medication management. This system is a crucial part of nurse training, as it helps prevent medication errors and makes nurses safer and more competent in their practice.
The simulation experience complements clinical rotations, reinforcing the experiential learning component of the nursing curriculum.
The Simulation Center was made possible thanks to support from the Glover-Crask Charitable Trust and the Fred L. Emerson Foundation, funding the obstetrics room. Support was also received from Senator Joe Robach, who was successful in securing funds from New York State.
Additional Nursing Facility Resources
Two large computer labs and a video conferencing-equipped seminar room are also housed in the Wegmans School of Nursing building, which is equipped for wireless Internet access.
An interactive classroom provides students the opportunity to engage in team-based collaborative learning.
The campus library houses a large collection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual resources, which support the nursing curriculum. A reference librarian assigned to the Wegmans School of Nursing is familiar with nursing literature and research databases and provides library instruction for all programs.