Needing more space, the growing Indiana University Southeast (IUS) Nursing department underwent a complete remodel and expansion of its simulation laboratories. The transformation enabled the school to offer a large 12-bed basic skills lab and create three dedicated high-fidelity simulation labs for sophisticated interactive mannequins. These three specialized rooms COST PER SQ FT$82.00FEATURED IN2015 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYHealthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals students to learn in a professional healthcare atmosphere. The space is adjacent to a large control room that offers collaborative real-time observing that is unique to the university’s program.
At the entry to the space, an IU red paneled resin feature wall recognizes the contributions of Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders, and creates a bold entrance sequence. The same finishes are brought into the skills lab, where they define the circulation path down the center aisle. They terminate in an accent glass writing wall that serves as the daily starting point for nurses in training. On either side, the skills area includes a raceway for power and simulated medical gasses specified to enable equipment to move over time. Professionalism and flexibility were driving factors in this remodel that will enable IUS to respond to changing healthcare needs.