Ribbon Cutting: IU Kokomo State-of-the-Art Nursing Sim Lab
Renovating the IU Kokomo Nursing Simulation Lab presented the krM design team another opportunity to blend our experiences in health care and higher education in an exciting way. As the name suggests, the simulation lab is meant to replicate situations that nurses will be called to respond to in their professional lives. So the design goal was to strike the balance between serving the function of a class room, while also mirroring the real life scenarios that IU students will soon be responding to in important ways all around the state.
Design decisions were made to better define zones within the nursing suite to serve those two functions seamlessly. Undergraduate nursing students, and graduate students in the Family Nursing Practitioner Program will now be able to utilize a series of private exam rooms that are fully equipped to the environment that these students will face once in the field. Those spaces were carefully planned to dually accommodate the suite’s traditional classroom space that is also vital to the academic process of future Hoosier health care providers.
Pictured Above: Dr. Phil Eskew (Trustee), Susan Sciame-Giesecke (Chancellor), Susan Hendricks (Dean and Professor), and Jan Halperin (VC for Advancement and Marketing)
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