Features and Facilities
Facilities Designed to Help You Learn
Discover the features and facilities of our Omaha, Nebraska, location and how we are here to support your educational goals.
We occupy a 42,000 square-foot building that includes specially built classrooms, computer and medical labs, student lounge facilities, and administrative offices.
The Omaha location boasts a learning resource center with access to a robust electronic library and small group or one-on-one tutoring. Our learning resource center contains a variety of current journals, publications, and other resources for research and general studies. In addition, students have access to additional library services through the State Open Access Program.
While on site, students can enjoy open-door access to the Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, Admissions, Student Support, and Career Services departments. Students can relax between classes in the student lounge, which features large windows with lots of sun, a big-screen television, seating for 40, vending machines, and a community board.
During lab sessions, students receive hands-on training in medical simulation labs. See below to learn more about our labs.
Medical Assisting Lab
During lab sessions, students receive hands-on training in phlebotomy, injections, capillary punctures, EKGs, urinalysis, sterilization of instruments, and much more. The medical assistant lab contains much of the equipment you would find in a general practitioner's office including exam tables, EKG machines, sphygmomanometers, an autoclave, urinalysis and cholestek machines, a microspin, centrifuge, and other various testing kits for glucose, hemoglobin, pregnancy, and streptococcus.
The students are held to the same standards as they would be in an actual office setting. The lab simulations encompass everything from assessing the chief complaint of the patient to obtaining vitals and running tests (depending on the simulation), to patient education and documentation.
Practical Nursing Lab
The nursing lab includes two practical, hands-on training labs where students have the opportunity to practice their skills using the clinical equipment listed below.
- Manikins (6 adults—3 SIMS; 1 birthing SIM; 2 infants)
- 8 hospital beds, 2 med carts
- Chest tubes and drains
- IV pump, IV arms
- Hoyer lift, slide board
- Blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, thermometers
- Otoscopes, opthalmoscopes, ostomy model
- Denver developmental kits
- Health assessment tools, wound care models, injection models
Basic Care Lab: Equipped with 8 beds and a variety of adult and infant manikins. Each bed site has wall connections for O2 and suction, and connections for a PC. Attached to the lab is a lavatory, a medication preparation area with sink, cabinets, and room for a mobile medication cart.
Simulation Lab: In this lab, you'll use the Laerdal SimMan®. Purdue Global has three low-fidelity adult manikins that breathe, speak, and have realistic lung, heart and bowel sounds. "Noelle," a pregnant manikin, is also a part of the simulation experience. Noelle can give birth and simulate obstetric complications. By using simulators in place of human patients, students no longer have to rely on clinical rotations to gain all their experience. Simulations also give students the chance to learn how to communicate with other health care providers such as medical staff, ancillary personnel, and family members.