Dean Adams, Vince Andrews with a robot
BSN Students collaborate with simulated patient to plan care
health assessment lab activity
Collaborating during briefing
IPE Group Photo
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 that houses a 16-bed hospital lab, 16-table assessment room, collaboration stations, four advanced practice provider clinical examination rooms, a telehealth room, a Pyxis medication room, and debriefing rooms. The LTRC provides a mock hospital for clinical experiences that includes seven 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 four telehealth robots to enhance distance education and provide clinical collaboration.  

16 bed lab
Exam Room
Debriefing room
Nursing Faculty in the Simulation Control Room running a Healthcare simulation for nursing students.
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
Exam room

LTRC in the News

Standardized Patient Program

The UAH College of Nursing’s Learning & Technology Resource Center is dedicated to supporting and expanding the integration of clinical simulation and standardized/simulated patient (SP) methodology in nursing education and inter-professional practice. The LTRC through the Healthcare Simulation and Standardized Patient programs provides consultative and supportive services for curriculum development, design and integration of innovative immersive instructional strategies and technology, assessment methods, and faculty development. Our vision is to be a world-class learning center that serves not only our own learners and employees but our local community and impacts the national and international academic communities to advance the science of healthcare simulation education to improve practice and patient safety.

Simulation Experiences

Clinical simulation experiences are captured via a video capture system which can be 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, Learning Resource Center Specialist, Healthcare Simulation Specialist, Information Technology Specialist, 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. 

To schedule a visit or skills practice, please contact the Learning Resource Center Specialist at 256-824-2430.

Simulation Resources

Human Patient Simulators

The simulation hospital features the latest in high-fidelity human patient simulators and task trainers.

Available Simulators
  • Synthetic Cadaver
  • CAE Healthcare Simulators
  • Laerdal Medical Simulators
  • Gaumard Scientific Simulators
  • Lifecast Body Simulators
  • Student Auscultation Manikins


    simulated burn victim
    Teaching with SynDaver
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    Interprofessional Collaboration

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    For the past two years, the UAH SMAP (Systems Management and Production) Center has collaborated with the UAH College of Nursing Learning and Technology Resource Center in developing and producing models and devices to enhance nursing education and classroom training.

    LTRC Staff

    Dr. Lori Lioce

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

    Mary Mendendorp

    Healthcare Simulation Specialist
    Mary Mendendorp, MSN, RN, CHSE
    NUR 350

    Sara Tidwell

    Learning Resource Center Specialist
    Sara Tidwell, MSN, RN, CHSE
    NUR 349

    Hunter Cowing

    Information Technology Specialist
    Hunter Cowing
    NUR 303A

    Linda Haynes

    Academic Technology Support Specialist
    Linda Haynes
    NUR 326


    Simulation Publications

    • Anderson, M., Eckhoff, D. O., Díaz, D. A., Gonzalez, L., & Lioce, L. (in press). Pediatric primary care nurse practitioner: Telehealth visit: Adolescent with rash. In C. Alfes & E. P. Zimmermann (Eds.), Clinical simulations for the advanced practice nurse: A comprehensive guide for students, faculty, and simulation staff. Springer Publishing Company.
    • Lioce, L. (Ed.), Downing, D., Chang, T., Robertson, J.M., Anderson, M., Diaz, D.A., & Spain, A.E. (Assoc. Eds.), and the Terminology and Concepts Working Group (2020), Healthcare Simulation Dictionary, Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2020.
    • Lioce, L. & Hetherman, S. (2019). Putting the “O” in OSCE: A pilot Objective Structured Clinical Examination using Quantum Statistical Software to Measure Outcomes. Medical Training 8(2), 10-14.
    • Lioce, L. & Lanz, A.S. (2019) Simulation Curriculum Development, Integration, and Operations. In: Crawford S., Baily L., Monks S. (eds) Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice. Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation. Springer, Cham. Online ISBN 978-3-030-15378-6
    • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Lioce, L. & Breymier, T. (2019). Guidelines and Essential Elements for Prebriefing. Simulation in Healthcare. 14(6), 409-414.
    • Lioce, L. & Hetherman, S. (2019). Putting the “O” in OSCE: A pilot Objective Structured Clinical Examination using Quantum Statistical Software to Measure Outcomes. Medical Training 8(2), 10-14.
    • O’Keefe, L.C., Lioce, L., Benton, A., Morgan, T. & Adams, M.H. (PIP Nov 2018: Feb 2019). Successfully incorporating IPE in a non- academic health sciences center. Nurs Educ Perspect.
    • Rutherford-Hemming, T., & Lioce, L. (2018). State of Interprofessional Education in Nursing: A Systematic Review. Nurse Educator 43(1), 9-13.
    • Baginski, M.N. (2017). Use of Low-fidelity Simulation within a Medication Calculation Nursing Course to Enhance Students' Understanding of Accuracy. Nurse Educator, 42(3), 110-111.
    • Baginski, M. (2017, May 12). Use of Low-fidelity Simulation within a Medication Calculation Nursing Course to Enhance Students' Understanding of Accuracy [Video file]. Retrieved from Nurse Educator Video Gallery,
    • Hetherman, S.C., Lioce, L., Longo B. L. and Gambardella, L. (2017). Bridging Data from the Simulation Laboratory to the Clinical Setting. Medical Training 6(3), 24-27.
    • Lioce, L., Graham, L., & Young, H. M. (2017). Developing the team: Simulation educators, technical, and support personnel in simulation. In C. Foisy-Doll & K. Leighton (Eds.), Simulation champions: Fostering courage, caring, and connection (Chapter 21) 429- 444. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
    • Hetherman, S.C., Lioce, L., Gambardella, L. and Longo B. L. (2017). Development of Quantum, an Instructor-Mediated Performance Assessment Test, and Student Measure Validation. Journal of Nursing & Healthcare 3(1), 1-10.
    • Lioce, L. & Graham, L. (2017). Call to Action: Ethical Awareness in Healthcare Simulation. Journal of Nursing & Healthcare. 2(2), 1-5.
    • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Lioce, L., Durham, C.F. (2015). Implementing the standards of best practice for simulation. Nurse Educator 40(2), 96-100.
    • Sittner, B. J., Aebersold, M. L., Paige, J. B., Graham, L. L., Schram, A. P., Decker, S. I., & Lioce, L. (2015). INACSL Standards of Best Practice for Simulation: Past, Present, and Future. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(5), 294-298.
    • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Lioce, L., Kardong-Edgren, S., Jeffries, P. R., & Sittner, B. (2016). After the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Simulation Study 2014; Recommendations and Next Steps. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(1), 2-7.
    • Lioce L., Meakim C. H., Fey M. K., Chmil J. V., Mariani B., & Alinier G. (2015). Standards of best practice: Simulation standard IX: simulation design. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(6), 309-315.
    • Lioce, L. (2014). New validation for simulation education. American Nurse, 46(4), 7. PMID:25204037
    • Lioce, L., Reed, C. C., Lemon, D., King, M. A., Martinez, P. A., Franklin, A. E., . . . Borum, J. C. (2013). Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Standard III: Participant Objectives. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(6), S15- S18.