LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - University of Arkansas at Little Rock school officials showcased their new SimCare Nursing Building in Little Rock on Wednesday.
Students got to tour the $7 million state of the art facility equipped with 22 hospital bed simulators. The school's nursing department contributed over $35,000 just for the compressed gas system and fixtures.
"We have an obstetric unit, a pediatric unit, a medical surgical unit, and complex medical surgical unit that includes debriefing areas as well as some audio visual recording. I think it's important with students success for students to feel part of a community and being able to have the space to feel that community is important and their proud," said Dr. Ann Baine of the UALR Department of Nursing.
The 9,500 square foot facility has students deliver patient care in a realistic environment, and it also allows teachers to broadcast live to classrooms.
The UALR Department of Nursing is the largest department on campus with more than 500 active students.