Barbara J. Toscano Nursing Resource and Simulation Center

The Barbara J. Toscano Nursing Resource and Simulation Center occupies 11,000 square feet in the Education Commons building on the Rutherford campus. The Center mirrors a hospital setting with equipment such as hospital beds, a Pyxis system used when administering medication, and Workstations on Wheels used to teach students how to document in an electronic medical record. Additionally, A/V equipment, cameras, and microphones are used with simulations.

High fidelity Patient Care Simulators are used to provide students with a realistic patient experience. These manikins have heart, lung, and abdominal sounds that allow novice and experienced nurses to practice, develop skills, and achieve competency in a lab setting. All of these educational technologies promote active learning and assist the faculty in transitioning students towards their professional role as safe, competent nurses.


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Simulation Labs
  • Two high fidelity human patient simulation suites support student learning in a safe environment.
High-tech Nursing Classroom
  • Spacious classroom equipped with the latest technology.
Health Assessment Lab
  • Students learn to conduct a complete physical assessment.
Medication Room
  • Room is equipped with a Pyxis, Workstations on Wheels, A/V equipment camera, and microphone for use in simulations.
Control Room
  • Students or faculty may view or evaluate simulations.
Telehealth Center
  • Students simulate home visits using teleconferencing technology.
Nursing Station Area
  • Clinical skills area outfitted with hospital beds, IV pumps, wall mounted O2 suction, Hoyer lift, feeding pumps, isolation carts, bedside cabinets, syringe pumps, and overnight stands.
Workstations on Wheels with Scanning Technology
  • Students practice documenting patient care using the latest digital technology.