Nursing student practicing skillsThe skills labs are located in rooms 205 and 207 on the second floor of the Health Sciences Building (HSB). These skill labs are equipped with materials necessary for teaching technical and assessment skills while providing a clinical-like setting with hospital beds and mannequins. HSB 205 has eight hospitals beds in an open area with various equipment and supplies. HSB 207 has five open beds with two single-bed rooms for skill evaluation. Various skills are taught in the labs including medication administration, initiating and maintaining intravenous therapy, wound care, insertion and care of foley catheter, insertion and care of nasogastric tube, obtaining vital signs, isolation precautions, oxygen therapy, body mechanics, and assessment of all body systems. 

The skill labs are also equipped with "smart classroom" technologies and state-of-the-art VTC equipment as the School of Nursing not only provides courses to local/traditional students, but also non-traditional and distant students across the state at 13 outreach sites. These 13 outreach sites include Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Valdez, Bethel, Kenai, Kodiak, Sitka, Dillingham, and Nome. Other technical equipment available in the skills labs include a computer and DVD player.

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