The main campus of Our
Lady of the Lake College is located near Our Lady of the Lake
Regional Medical Center and consists of ten buildings within the
perimeters of Hennessy Boulevard, Essen Lane, Perkins Road, and
houses the offices the president and vice president, admissions,
registrar, financial aid, bursar, academic and student affairs,
institutional advancement, planning and institutional effectiveness,
and faculty offices for the practical nursing program.
School of Arts, Sciences and Health Professions - Health
Sciences / Health Sciences Annex houses clinical laboratory
sciences, physical therapist assisting, radiologic technology,
respiratory therapy and surgical technology labs, classrooms,
conference areas, a student lounge, the Dean’s office, and faculty
offices. Administrative offices for the College’s American Heart
Association training and the Health Career Institute are also in the
The clinical laboratory
science lab allows students to practice a variety of diagnostic
testing on blood and body fluids that include blood counts,
coagulation testing, blood typing/compatibility testing, bacterial
cultures, fungal/parasite examinations, chemistry analysis using
sophisticated instrumentation, and molecular biology techniques such
as DNA/chromosome analyses.
The physical therapist assisting classroom/laboratory, located in
the Annex, is fully equipped with items that are typically found in
physical therapy clinics and reflect current practice. Equipment
such as parallel bars, stairs and assistive devices for ambulation,
over-head pulley system, therapeutic weights, and a variety of
thermal, mechanical, and electrical modality units provide students
with the opportunity to demonstrate competency in performing data
collection and treatment interventions.
The radiologic technology
skills laboratory is equipped with two energized radiographic rooms,
a mobile unit, and a darkroom with functional processor. Faculty
are able to utilize a full-body “pixy" radiographic phantom and part
phantoms to demonstrate anatomy as well as instruct students on
positioning and imaging techniques.
In the respiratory therapy
laboratory, students use specialized equipment to perform simulated
patient care activities including pulmonary diagnostic testing,
patient monitoring and mechanical ventilation used in treatment of
critically ill patients.
Surgical technology skills
laboratory includes two mock operating rooms with equipment,
instruments, furniture, and supplies similar to those found in area
surgical suites. Students practice and develop necessary skills in
a realistic environment.
School of Nursing
Building houses three classrooms, three nursing skills
laboratories, a simulation lab, faculty offices and conference
areas. The nursing simulations and skills labs contain high
fidelity simulation equipment including SIM man, SIM baby, and a
simulation birthing model that allow students to practice their
clinical skills in a safe and controlled environment. Nurse
anesthesia faculty offices located in this building; classes are
conducted in the Graduate Clinical Education Building.
Library / Library Commons
are a two-building complex serving students, faculty, and clinicians
with information resources in print and electronically. The Library
and Library Commons offer students an academic space for study,
computer use, or just a quiet place to regroup between classes. The
Library contains a monograph collection of 15,000 volumes, an
electronic book collection of over 21,000 titles, over 73 periodic
aggregator databases, a periodical collection of over
200 publications, an audio visual collection of over 1,500 items,
and study areas for group or individual study. The adjacent Library
Commons offer additional space for 30 computers, an eating area with
café seating, a multipurpose room for meetings or group study, white
boards, coffee and vending services, and lounge seating. Wireless
connectivity is available throughout the Library complex.
The Library is staffed by 3
fulltime professional librarians and one part-time professional
librarian cataloger, 3 paraprofessionals, and 3 support personnel.
The Library is open 87 hours per week, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Friday 7:30 until 4:30, Saturday 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. The Library is a member of
the academic library consortium LOUIS and the Louisiana Library
Student Services/Academic Technology
Building houses counseling
services, tutoring, the writing and career centers, the reflection
room and the service-learning office. The building also contains
the Chimes Medical Bookstore, technology support, and administrative
School of Arts, Sciences
and Health Professions - Sciences Building consists of
classrooms, laboratories for chemistry and microbiology, a lecture
hall, and lounges for students and faculty.
School of Arts, Sciences
and Health Professions - Liberal Arts Building consists
of classrooms, computer labs, and faculty offices.
Education Building houses the physician assistant studies
program and the nurse anesthesia clinical simulation laboratory. The
physician assistant skills laboratory contains medical care
equipment designed to simulate a patient care area with spaces for
charting and other activities. The nurse anesthesia clinical
simulation laboratory is designed to replicate a realistic operating
setting with complete anesthesia setups, including adult and infant
human patient simulators, and three operating room setups.
In addition to the traditional on-campus programs and course
offerings, Our Lady of the Lake College offers distributed learning
programs and courses.
New Orleans Campuses
Our Lady of the Lake College also offers the Accelerated Associate of Science in Nursing Program
at two sites in the New Orleans area, Tulane Medical Center and East
Jefferson General Hospital. Administrative offices are located at
the Metropolitan New Orleans Center/Tulane Medical Center. The
Center's facilities include administration and faculty offices, a
reception area, conference room, student technology resource center
and lounge. The facility houses a large classroom and a nursing
skills laboratory. Library resources are available to students
through an agreement between Our Lady of the Lake College and other
New Orleans area colleges and universities.