College of Nursing's Learning Resource Center

Nursing Learning Resource Center and Advanced Simulation Center


Welcome to the University of Toledo Nursing Learning Resource Center and Advanced Simulation Center!  The combined Centers, located on the Health Science Campus in the lower level of the Collier Building are multidiscipline and multifunctional teaching and learning laboratories that provide students with opportunities for self directed and facilitated learning utilizing the latest in educational technology.  Our purpose is to assist students in the development of their cognitive, psychomotor, and critical thinking skills essential to best practices in nursing by providing essential resources that support the instructional and clinical components of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.  Our goal is to create a learning environment designed to simulate the clinical nursing environment in a supportive and non-threatening atmosphere.

The main skills laboratory is equipped with 10 beds and life-size manikins, a variety of skill models, equipment, and an automated medication management system.  Students have access to a variety of media, instructional software, and textbook resources.  The heath assessment lab is equipped with 8 examination tables and physical assessment equipment necessary for our practicing nurse student population acquiring the advanced skills of nursing practice.

Simulation Lab Resources
We are proud to offer our students learning opportunities utilizing the latest in simulation technology.  Our high fidelity patient simulator lab is utilized by multiple medical disciplines and serves to enhance the development of our students clinical and critical thinking skills during realistic patient care scenarios.  Students have access to advanced patient simulators during regular lab time and planned learning experiences.   In addition, the simulation lab offers self-directed learning opportunities to assist students in developing skill in intravenous Catheterization utilizing Virtual I.V., a fully comprehensive and interactive computerized learning system.

Hours of Operation
The LRC offers scheduled learning lab times specific to individual courses.  In addition, we have general open lab times when all student nurses are welcome to stop into the lab to practice their skills.  These sessions are facilitated by lab instructors.  The Learning lab is closed during all university observed holidays.

LRC contact number:  419.383.5873

Summer Session:
Office Hours  M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
General Open Lab: Call for semester hours.

Fall & Spring Sessions:
Office Hours  M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
General Open Lab: Call for semester hours.

Computer Lab Resources
The University of Toledo College of Nursing computer lab, located in the lower level of the Collier Building, has computers available to nursing students. The Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Computer Lab is closed for all scheduled university holidays.
The Computer Lab resources include:

  • Internet Access
  • UTAD and WebCT Access
  • MS Office 2003 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Computer Lab user printing is free
  • NCLEX-RN Review


Resource Files:

Media Resources (PDF)

Mosby's Nursing Consult (Intranet Only:
Must be On Campus)

Martha Sexton MSN, RN, CNS
Assistant Professor
Director, LRC & Interprofessional Simulation
College of Nursing
Collier Building

Phone: 419-383-5833 

Last Updated: 6/26/15