Faculty at the Texas A&M College of Nursing are consistently researching and improving upon curriculum to enhance student learning. A few of the latest enhancements to the learning experience include:
- Disaster Day was created by the Texas A&M College of Nursing to offer hands-on training in disaster response. The yearly one-day event is carefully planned and coordinated by faculty to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond in an emergency situation. A recent addition to the event includes participation from medical and pharmacy students to encourage an interdisciplinary learning experience. Learn more about Disaster Day.
- Students in the community course lead, A Matter of Balance, a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. During the eight-week program, students spend two hours per week teaching strength training exercises to aging adults throughout the Brazos Valley and surrounding Round Rock communities.
- Agreements with more than 100 clinical sites provide real-world practice for students in hospital and clinic settings. Learn about our main clinical sites in Bryan/College Station and Round Rock.
- A Second Life virtual hospital with mental health and pediatric units increases the number of available clinical sites, supports growth in class size and accommodates more students in a virtual clinical setting.
- Clinical Learning Resource Center's in Bryan and Round Rock provide students with a simulation laboratory with a state-of-the-art emergency room, infant and adult patient simulators and other training tools. Students utilize this facility for clinical experience and may schedule use as needed after hours to practice a variety of clinical skills. Learn more about the Clinical Learning Resource Center.
- A recent addition to the College of Nursing is the Pyxis MedStation™ 4000, an automated drug storage and dispensing system, that allows students to get hands-on experience with the latest medication management technology used in hospitals nationwide.