Donald and Martha DeWees Nursing Simulation and Collaboration Hub
The top floor of the building is a bright, airy space that looks like a modern hospital. It boasts five simulation rooms featuring state-of-the-art medical manikins (including a birthing suite) and adjoining control/observation rooms, a central lecture space, debriefing pods and a large examination room, equipped with 10 hospital beds and 10 examination tables.
"This new space offers our nursing students a much more accessible and fully-featured learning experience," according to Dr. Jamie Hansen, interim chair of the department of nursing. "We can really mimic an actual hospital setting here, providing our students with great experiences." The additional space also means that Carroll nursing students can more readily access lab spaces to practice critical skills.
The nursing facility exemplifies Carroll's commitment to excellence in nursing education. In 2017, 78 students graduated with a Carroll University Bachelor of Science in Nursing and each of those students passed their NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) exam on the first try. That accomplishment ranks the nursing program as the best in the state of Wisconsin from April-September 2017. The program was also ranked #1 out of 1,899 programs in the country.
Bucyrus Center for Applied Physics and Engineering
The lower level of Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall features the Bucyrus Center for Applied Physics and Engineering. Facilities on that floor include:
- General physics laboratory
- Applied physics laboratory
- Advanced physics classroom
- Physics research room
Exercise Science Laboratories
The lower level of the building also features two state-of-the-art exercise science laboratories for prescription and research learning. Exercise science program students work in both Hastad Hall and Ganfield Gymnasium laboratories while testing athletes and performing research. Between the facilities, students utilize the following pieces of equipment:
- Pasco force plates (2)
- Kistler force plates (3)
- In-ground Bertec jump force plate
- Matrix full squat racks with Olympic lifting platforms (2)
- Eleiko barbells, weights, and squat stands
- Kairos Strength isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) rack
- Noraxon surface EMG
- PUSH bands (10)
- Exxentric kBox four flywheel devices (2)
- Quark CPET metabolic carts (2)
- Brower timing gates
- Dashr timing gates
- Qualisys 3D motion capture system
- Skinfold calipers
Multi-use Classrooms and Study Spaces
The building features lecture halls with traditional auditorium-style seating or modular seating areas for collaborative learning and a computer lab. The rooms range from 2,500 to 1,300-square-feet and have learning space for between 100 and 60 students. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Each floor of the building includes a convenient study space for students.