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College Facilities

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 Dijon Drive. 

Administration Building 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 building.

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 Network

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 offices.

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. 

Graduate Clinical 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.