Deprived of space, the growing IUSE Nursing Department underwent a complete remodel and expansion of their simulation laboratories. The transformation allowed the school to offer a large (12) bed basic skills lab and create three dedicated high fidelity simulation labs for sophisticated interactive mannequins. These three specialized rooms allow the students to learn in a professional healthcare atmosphere adjacent to a large control room offering collaborative real time observing that is unique to IUSE’s program. Entering the space, an IU red paneled resin feature wall was designed to showcase the generous gift from Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders, but also create a bold entrance sequence.
The same finishes are brought into the skills lab where they define the circulation path down the center isle and terminate on an accent glass writing wall or the daily starting point for these nurses in training. Flanking each side of the skills lab area, is a raceway for power and simulated medical gasses specified to allow equipment to move over time. Professionalism and flexibility were driving factors in this remodel that will allow IUSE to respond to ever-changing healthcare needs.