The association between Research College of Nursing, Research Medical Center and HCA Midwest Health makes a vast array of clinical, educational and personal services and facilities available to students.
Research College of Nursing is located at 2525 East Meyer Boulevard, across the street from Research Medical Center. Some of the buildings and facilities students may use which are located on the campus include:
Offices for the President, Dean of Nursing, Registrar, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Transfer and Graduate Recruitment, Technology, Student Organizations and Faculty Support Staff are located on the first floor of the College of Nursing. The close proximity of administration offices to student housing and parking provides easy access to students.
Child Development Center
A program offering developmental care for children of employees of Research Medical Center (RMC) and staff and students of Research College of Nursing is provided and subsidized by Research Medical Center. The daily educational program has been designed to meet the individual needs of each child. The center is located northwest of RMC.
Located on B-level of Research Medical Center and in the College of Nursing, spacious classrooms with comfortable seating provide a pleasant learning environment. Modular walls in some of the classrooms allow for flexible and creative arrangements to facilitate the educational process. An auditorium provides facilities for special presentations and accommodates larger groups of students.
To offer a complete education experiences take place in a variety of health-related settings in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Several of these are HCA Midwest Division agencies including Research Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Centerpoint, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Additional clinical sites offer students experiences in community-based settings, industry, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings. It is the responsibility of students to provide their own transportation to off-campus sites.
Computer Lab at 2525 Building
Students may use the computer lab on the third floor of the College at 2525 East Meyer Boulevard. This lab contains 15 personal computers that provide word processing and other software applications and access to the internet. Learning programs that support the nursing curriculum are also available on these computers.
Faculty are provided comfortable offices to accommodate the need for one-on-one interaction with other faculty and students. Offices, a faculty library and small conference rooms are located in the College of Nursing on the second and third floors.
Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a centralized facility that provides coordinated educational services and learning activities to prepare the learner to enter the professional work place as a competent practitioner. The LRC has a variety of mechanisms available for the dissemination of information to a wide range of learners that best meets individual learning styles and needs. Computers, audio-visual equipment, learning models, and manikins are available for students to use in the LRC. The LRC offers a learning environment free from the traditional classroom setting. The supportive environment of the LRC allows students to become adult learners capable of independent, self-directed learning through a variety of methods. The LRC provides students with a comfortable meeting space. The LRC can be used by undergraduate and graduate students. Students are assisted in use of the LRC by the Assistant Director, LRC staff, and faculty.
The Carl Ferris, M.D., Medical Library, located along the hallway connecting RMC A-Level and the first floor of Research Tower building, provides library services to the College. Remote access to a wide array of electronic medical and nursing journals and practice guidelines is provided for all nursing students through several electronic databases. A significant portion of the books in the collection are devoted to nursing. Many of the most important indexes to nursing and health science literature are available. A cooperative courier service facilitates access to desired materials held in other health sciences libraries in metropolitan Kansas City and the library is part of regional and national lending networks. Library staff is available to provide assistance in finding needed information. Access to online databases offers quick, complete bibliographic data on selected topics.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Access to the Library after hours is arranged on an as needed basis. Students should contact the Director of the Library at least 24 hours in advance to arrange access.
Physical Recreation Facilities
Health and fitness are encouraged through the curriculum and as a part of student life. An exercise facility is provided by Research Medical Center. Memberships for three, six and 12 month periods are available to nursing students at nominal fees. Weight machines, free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other exercise machines are available. Contact the Cardiac Rehab Department in Research Medical Center for more information.
Research Medical Center
Because Research College of Nursing is located on the campus of Research Medical Center, there are numerous services and facilities available. A few of these include: emergency health care, credit union, and gift shop. For more information about these and other services and facilities consult the Research College of Nursing Guide to Student Life.
Research Psychiatric Center
Located on the campus of Research Medical Center, this 100 bed private, freestanding psychiatric hospital provides services for adolescents, adults and senior adults. Services include substance abuse treatment programs and an intensive care unit.
Seelos Simulation Center
The Center is a state-of-the-art simulation environment which utilizes scenario-based learning to create realistic clinical situations. Students work with faculty, Center staff and peers to develop the clinical reasoning skills necessary to provide safe, quality care in complex healthcare settings. Practice in this simulated environment offers students the opportunity to provide care without posing risks to actual patients; to learn effective communication skills; and to function as a member of an interprofessional team. A critical element of simulation is the process of debriefing and reflection which occurs following each scenario. Through this process, students gain an understanding of the factors which impact their ability to provide safe, evidence-based care.
Students may live in the Student Village, located west of Research Medical Center. The village consists of eight buildings containing two-bedroom townhouses and single bedroom apartments. Housing is available to all students, married students and students with children.