Practice in our state-of-the-art simulation lab.
After more than a century of being known by various names, Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences was established in 1994. The College, which is adjacent to Trinity Regional Health System’s Rock Island campus, provides educational space for the over 250 students enrolled. Campus facilities include modern classrooms, a fully equipped computer lab, unparalleled hospital simulation rooms in the Harriet Olson Learning Lab, and the adjacent Trinity Childcare Center. Excellent clinical opportunities are found throughout the Trinity system at the Rock Island, Moline, Bettendorf and Muscatine campuses, where many faculty members practice in their specialty fields. Trinity Rock Island is also the site of the Trinity Health Sciences Library and the Bettendorf campus is the site of Founders Library.
Harriet Olson Learning Lab
The Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences simulation facility offers unsurpassed opportunity to practice on anatomically-correct manikins using real hospital equipment, procedures and settings. Named for a college benefactor, the Harriet Olson Learning Lab helps prepare students to enter health-services professions as competent, confident practitioners.
The college recently added a new simulation mannequin to the Learning Lab named SimMan 3G, purchased with a grant from Friends of Trinity. SimMan 3G joins SimMan and VitalSim Kid! The manikin, or “SimMan,” can respond to questions, react to medicines, be intubated, have tubes put in (IV's, nasogastric, Foley catheters, chest tubes, etc.), be given medications and be host to most common hospital procedures. He can simulate a variety of patients with complications: pain, nausea & vomiting, difficulty breathing, dysrhythmias, low oxygen concentration, altered vital signs, altered heart, lung and bowel sounds, altered pulses, etc., providing students the opportunity to practice treatment protocols in a safe environment.
SIRC (Simulation Innovation Resource Center)
The National League of Nursing Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) is an online e-learning site where nursing faculty can learn how to develop and integrate simulation into their curriculum, and engage in dialog with experts and peers. Clinical Simulation Centers offer a vast array of simulation opportunities for students. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences welcomes inquiries from those who would like to learn more about Simulation Centers.