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Health Sciences Experiential Learning Commons

The new Health Sciences Experiential Learning Commons is a 10,000 square foot addition to the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. This new structure provides state-of-the-art classroom, laboratory and clinical education space to instruct students enrolled in the Health Sciences programs. Key features of this new structure include the creation of a larger, enhanced simulation center, nursing skills lab, and the addition of a simulated apartment.
    • SFU Healthcare Learning Commons

      Welcome to the new Health Sciences Experiential Learning Commons

    • SFU Healthcare Learning Commons

      State-of-the-art simulation labs feature high-functioning SIM robots and a simulated apartment for students to practice providing care to patients with limited abilities.

    • Healthcare Learning Commons

      The 800 sq. ft. Nursing Skills Lab provides models, equipment, and supplies necessary for students to learn hands-on clinical skills.

    • Health Commons Sim Labs

      Regional EMS and health care professionals will have opportunities to use the simulation center for continuing education.

    • Welcome to the new Health Sciences Experiential Learning Commons

    • State-of-the-art simulation labs feature high-functioning SIM robots and a simulated apartment for students to practice providing care to patients with limited abilities.

    • The 800 sq. ft. Nursing Skills Lab provides models, equipment, and supplies necessary for students to learn hands-on clinical skills.

    • Regional EMS and health care professionals will have opportunities to use the simulation center for continuing education.

  • Highlights of the New Commons

    MSN tracks

    Simulation Center. Five state-of-the-art simulation suites are being incorporated into the design that include a mock Emergency Room, Intensive Care Room, Patient Room, Maternity Room, and Exam Room. The suites have the ability to be utilized simultaneously and feature computer controlled mannequins and two-way audio-video conferencing. The Center supports training of all current and future Health Sciences programs. It uses an inter-professional approach by bringing students from a variety of fields together for collaborative learning. In addition, regional EMS and health care professional will have the opportunity to take advantage of the simulation center for continuing education.

    MSN tracks

    Skills Lab. This 800-square-foot space will facilitate learning by providing the faculty and students with the setting, models, equipment, and supplies necessary to learn hands-on clinical skills, the delivery of patient care, and the prioritization of patient care through clinical exposure, feedback and evaluation in a safe environment.

    MSN tracks

    Home Care Lab.  This state-of-the-art simulated living space affords students with the opportunity to problem solve aspects of patient care in a home setting. Featuring a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, this simulated apartment provides Occupational Therapy students (in addition to other majors) with a better understand of the challenges of delivering care to patients with limited abilities, thus improving their capability to live independently.

    MSN tracks

    Additional Classroom and Cadaver Lab. The university will expand the on-site cadaver lab to accommodate eight cadavers to provide hands-on human anatomical education to Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Sciences students.

    MSN tracks

    Existing DiSepio Institute Structure. Continuing the commitment to provide residents of the surrounding region with healthcare services, students and faculty now have direct access to community members looking for rehabilitation and health education services.

  • Support Phase Two 

    We need you to become that someone for these talented future healthcare professionals.

    To help move the second phase of this project forward, the renovation of Sullivan Hall contact: Robert Crusciel '86, Vice President for Advancement at rcrusciel@francis.edu or 814-472-3021.


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