The Our lady of the Lake
College campus is located near Our Lady of the Lake
Regional Medical Center and consists of eleven buildings within the
perimeters of Hennessy Boulevard, Essen Lane, Picardy Avenue, and
houses the offices the president, academic and student affairs,
campus ministry, institutional advancement, and the Reflection Room.
Student Services Building houses the offices of admissions,
bursar, financial aid, health and safety, institutional research,
registrar, service-learning, student government association, and
student services including academic counseling, personal counseling
and career services.
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. The office of advising and retention is also located in
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, conference
areas, and student and faculty lounge 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 collection of materials to support the College
programs and research needs of the College community. The Library
collection includes monographs,
electronic books, access to over 73 academic databases, a periodical collection, and audio visual
materials. The adjacent Library
Commons offer additional space for 30 computers, an eating area with
café seating, a conference room, white
boards, snack vending, and lounge seating. Wireless
connectivity is available throughout the Library complex.
The Library is staffed by
full-time professional librarians and one part-time professional
librarian cataloger, three paraprofessionals, and two support personnel.
The Main Library is open 76.5 hours per week, 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Saturday and
Sunday 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. The Library Commons is open 60.5 hours per week, 8 a.m. until
9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The
Library is a member of
the academic Library Network, LOUIS and a full member of the
National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Building houses the
internet cafe for student and wireless computer access and the help
desk where faculty, staff and students can get assistance with
technology issues. it also includes a suite of office for the
practical nursing faculty as well as the College Store.
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.