Learning and Technology Resource Center

AHEC/LTRC staff and high school student participants
Dr. O'Neal and three DNP students
Dean Adams, Vince Andrews with the four robots
LTRC staff with the robots
Jessica James and Kelly Haas at the SimGHOSTS conference
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, five High-Fidelity simulation laboratories, an Obstetric/Pediatric four bed laboratory, an IV practice room, pyxis medication room, a home-health simulation room and two debriefing rooms. 

Human Patient Simulators

The simulation labs feature the latest in high fidelity human patient simulators and include two adult simulators, two obstetric simulators, two infant simulators and one pediatric simulator. In addition to the high fidelity simulators, the center offers low fidelity simulators, task trainers and a medication dispensing system.

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. In addition to the teaching lab space, the LTRC houses other educational and research materials.

The LTRC is supported by an Executive Director, Director of Instructional Technology, Director of the Learning Resource Center, Simulation Technician, Instructional Technology Specialist, graduate teaching assistants and student workers. Usual hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (CST) Monday through Friday.

LTRC Staff

Dr. Lori Lioce

Executive Director of Learning and Technology Resource Center
Dr. Lori Lioce
NUR 410
256.824.6139
Lori.Lioce@uah.edu

Jessica James

Learning Resource Center Specialist
Jessica James
NUR 349
256.824.2430
Jessica.James@uah.edu

Kelly Haas

Healthcare Simulation Technician
Kelly Haas
NUR 350
256.824.5388
Kelly.Haas@uah.edu

Dr. David Brown

Director of Instructional Technology
Dr. David Brown
NUR 209C
256.824.2450
David.Brown@uah.edu

Michael Carter

Instructional Technology Specialist
Michael Carter
NUR 209B
256.824.2891
Michael.Carter@uah.edu

Simulation Graduate Teaching Assistants

Vince Andrews
Vince Andrews
Lead, Graduate Teaching Assistant

My hometown is Madison, AL. I am a part of UAH's Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner program and will graduate in the Spring of 2017. I don't have time for hobbies anymore, study-study-study! I've always enjoyed working with kids so I found a career that would allow me to do that.

 

Daniel Griffin
Daniel Griffin
My hometown is Arab, AL. I am a part of UAH's Acute Care NP program and will graduate in the fall of 2016. I enjoy rock climbing and traveling when I have the time. I became a nurse because I wanted to help people as much as possible, and most people really need health care.

 

Caitlyn Reynolds
Caitlyn Reynolds
My hometown is Madison, AL. I am enrolled in the AG-ACNP program and will graduate in December 2016. In my spare time I like to travel, kayak, lift weights, and watch football. Continuing education, job flexibility/diversity, variety of the job on a daily basis, passion for acute care, challenging in all aspects of life, limitless opportunities for growth, and patient advocacy are just a few reasons why I choose to pursue a career in nursing. Nursing care from basic to advanced practitioner is an unceasing field of study and necessary to sustain our quality of life in this world.

 

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.

 

Daniel Shalabi
Daniel Shalabi
My hometown is Dallas, TX. I am a part of the Family Nurse Practitioner program and will graduate in the fall of 2016. My hobbies are working out, spending time with my kids and friends and watching sports. I chose nursing as my career, because I enjoy taking care of others. When I was younger, my grandfather suffered from a stroke and was severely ill. His wife left him and my cousin and I spent a lot of time taking care of him. Seeing the smile on his face and the appreciation he showed me, I knew nursing is what I wanted to do.

 

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

Kristen Ables
Kristen Ables
Lead, Student Worker

My hometown is Fayetteville, TN. I will graduate from UAH's BSN program in December 2016. I enjoy crafting, reading, spending time with my family. I always knew I wanted to work somewhere in the health field. When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospitals and met so many nurses who made a major impact in my life. I want to make a difference in people's lives even if I never see them again.

 

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.

 

Phillip Forrester
Phillip Forrester
My hometown is Guntersville, AL. I am a part of UAH's BSN program and will graduate in the December of 2016. I enjoy music and comedy. I want to help people in emergency situations both in civilian life and while currently serving in the Alabama National Guard.

 

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.