The association among Research College of Nursing, Research Medical Center and HCA Midwest Division 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:

Administrative Offices

Offices for the President, Dean, Registrar, Financial Aid, Admission, Technology, Student Accounts, and Faculty Support Staff are located on the first floor of the College of Nursing. Offices of Student Affairs and Student Organizations are located on B-level of Research Medical Center near the Student Center, classrooms and Learning Resource Center.

Classrooms

Located on B-level of Research Medical Center and in the College of Nursing, spacious classrooms with learning pod-style seating and the latest technology promote interactive learning. An auditorium provides facilities for special presentations and accommodates larger groups of students. An additional classroom on the third floor of Research College of Nursing accommodates 70 students.

Clinical Facilities

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 Medical Center, 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 Offices

Faculty are provided offices to accommodate the need for one-on-one interaction with other faculty and students on the second floor of the College of Nursing. Additionally, the faculty library on the second floor can be used for conferencing for groups up to 12. Faculty also share two offices located on B-Level of Research Medical Center to meet with students, as needed.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC), located on B-level of Research Medical Center, is a centralized facility that provides coordinated educational services and learning activities. 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, such as student tutors, twelve computers with a printer, learning models, and manikins. The LRC provides students with a comfortable meeting space. The LRC, staffed by the LRC Coordinator and student staff and tutors, can be used by undergraduate and graduate students.

Library

The Carl Ferris, M.D., Medical Library, located on B-level of Research Medical Center near classrooms, 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.

Library Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seelos Simulation Center

The Center, located in the basement level at the College of Nursing, 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.

Seelos Student Lounge

The Student Lounge, located in the basement level at the College of Nursing, is a space designed for students to study or relax between classes and/or simulations. This lounge contains lockers to store items, lounge furniture, computers, a printer, and a kitchen containing a refrigerator, microwave, and ice machine.

Student Center

The Student Center is located on B-level at Research Medical Center near the classrooms and Learning Resource Center. As a place for students to spend time studying and socializing between classes, the Student Center has two quiet individual study spaces, 6 group study spaces, some computers, a conference room, and student organization offices.

Student Housing

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.

College Life

Research College of Nursing believes in promoting the development of the individual student. Programs, services, activities and other opportunities are provided to help meet student needs beyond the academic program. Information can be found in the Student Handbook or by contacting the Office of Student Affairs.