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 which 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.

LTRC in the News

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.

Human Patient Simulators

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

Available Simulators


simulated burn victim
Teaching with SynDaver
SynDaver opened

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LTRC Staff

Dr. Lori Lioce

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

Garnett Duenow

Learning Resource Center Specialist
Garnett Duenow, MHA, RN
NUR 349

Mary Mendendorp

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

Hunter Cowing

Information Technology Specialist
Hunter Cowing
NUR 303A

Ben Haymond

Instructional Technology Specialist
Ben Haymond
NUR 351


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