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Facilities and Equipment

At ONU, we produce highly skilled nursing professionals who have the knowledge, experience and confidence to competently handle any situation that arises with their patients. 

While we have advanced labs and equipment, it’s the intense, personalized training that takes place in the labs that matters most. Our lab experiences develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills necessary to become a top nurse.

Our nursing classrooms and labs are located in the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences, an academic research and learning facility that opened in 2007 and offers a modern, comfortable environment and advanced technology.

Sophomore and junior nursing students spend a lot of time in Mathile’s two nursing-skills labs. 

These labs simulate a real hospital setting with patient beds, dedicated equipment stations and mannequins. Students practice and refine basic skills such as starting IVs, giving vaccinations, inserting a catheter and administering medication. They learn comprehensive patient care for all age groups, working with adult and pediatric mannequins, and even with “Noelle, ” our birthing mannequin that simulates all stages of birth. 

Our junior and senior nursing students receive advanced training in our high-fidelity simulation lab. This training supplements their clinical hours in the field to provide a solid foundation of hands-on training. 

Our professors are practicing nurses who work in a wide variety of medical settings. They draw upon their personal experiences to design a variety of complex scenarios for the high-fidelity simulation lab. They focus on medical situations that the students will likely encounter in real practice but may not have had the opportunity to encounter during their clinicals.

Also, due to the small, personalized nature of our program, our seniors learn how to practice independently in our high-fidelity labs. In addition, they work on inter-professional teams in simulations that involve ONU pharmacy students. 

Department of Nursing

Melissa Keifer

Mathile 124
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.