Learning and Technology Resource Center

Dean Adams, Vince Andrews with the four robots
LTRC staff with the robots
Community Collaboration with Madison Hospital
BSN Students Collaborate
Student Team Huddle
Nursing Building The College of Nursing features a 10,615 square foot Learning and Technology Resource Center (LTRC) that is located on the third floor of the College of Nursing. The LTRC is a state of the art facility which houses a 16 bed hospital lab, 16 table assessment room, four advanced practice provider clinical examination rooms, an IV practice room, a Pyxis medication room, a home-health laboratory, and debriefing rooms. The LTRC provides a mock hospital for clinical experiences that includes six high-fidelity simulation laboratories with digital video and audio management systems; four medical surgical suites, an ICU suite, an obstetric/pediatric four bed laboratory and to enhance distance education and provide clinical collaboration has four telehealth robots.  

16 bed lab
16 table lab
Debriefing room

Human Patient Simulators

The simulation laboratories feature the latest in high fidelity human patient simulators and include three adult simulators, two obstetric simulators, two infant simulators and one pediatric simulator. In addition to the high-fidelity simulators, the center offers low fidelity manikins and task trainers.

Simulation Experiences

simulated burn victim

Clinical simulation experiences are captured via a video capture system which can viewed anywhere on campus in both real time and from previously recorded experiences, which provides the opportunity to share the benefits of simulation with larger audiences.

The LTRC is supported by an Executive Director, Director of Instructional Technology, Learning Resource Center Specialist, Healthcare Simulation Technician, Instructional Technology Specialist, graduate teaching assistants and student workers. Usual hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST) Monday through Friday.

LTRC Staff

Dr. Lori Lioce

Executive Director of Learning and Technology Resource Center
Dr. Lori Lioce
NUR 410

Jessica James

Learning Resource Center Specialist
Jessica James
NUR 349

Kelly Haas

Healthcare Simulation Technician
Kelly Haas
NUR 350

Dr. David Brown

Director of Instructional Technology
Dr. David Brown
NUR 209C

Michael Carter

Instructional Technology Specialist
Michael Carter
NUR 209B

Simulation Graduate Teaching Assistants

Jennifer Sanders
Jennifer Sanders
My hometown is Scottsboro, AL. I graduated in 2001 with my ADN from Northeast Alabama Community College and I am enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program and will graduate December 2017. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and have a huge love for dogs. I chose a career in nursing because I wanted to help care for people in their times of need.


Lauren Shariff
Lauren Shariff
My hometown is Athens, AL. I am enrolled in UAH's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and will graduate in December 2017. My hobbies include traveling, watching Netflix, obsessing over Corgis and Westies, and going to Disney World. I chose a career in nursing because my grandmother was a nurse when I was a child. She did many types of nursing and I wanted to be just like her. I work in the Emergency Department at Huntsville Hospital Main as a trauma/critical care nurse and I absolutely love it. It challenges me daily and I am constantly learning something new.

Student Workers

Emma Baumheckle
Emma Baumheckle
I grew up in Brownsville, TN, and I am freshman this year. I am on track to graduate from the UAH College of Nursing in Spring 2019. My hobbies include reading, sewing, running, and spending quality time with my family. I chose nursing because of an accident that occurred in my family two years ago that resulted in a personal interaction with the Emergency Medical Services in my community. I knew then that I wanted to become an Emergency nurse and eventually a flight nurse.


Samantha Costello
Samantha Costello
My hometown is Athens, AL. I am a part of UAH's BSN program and will graduate in the May of 2018. I enjoy running and rock climbing. Ever since I was little I've wanted to be a pediatric nurse. I was in the hospital a lot due to being a premie and other stomach issues. This inspired me to want to be a nurse especially a pediatric nurse because I want to help kids and be a great nurse to kids in need like the nurses were to me.


Anna Dillard
Anna Dillard
My hometown is Florence, AL. I am a part of UAH's new BSN program and will graduate in the fall of 2017. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, being active in my sorority Delta Zeta, and doing anything outdoors. I chose to pursue a career in nursing after the passing of my grandmother who was a Labor and Delivery nursing for many years. Her legacy of friends and stories inspired me to having a fulfilling career like hers.


CAE METIman as a trauma victim
Simulated home health patient
Melissa Baginski, Clinical Assistant Professor in the  Learning and Technology Resource Center 16 Bed laboratory
Nursing Faculty in the Simulation Control Room running a Healthcare simulation for nursing students.