Inside the Parkview Education Center: Nursing

This content was provided by Johnathan Liechty, manager, Clinical Staff Development.

Our clinicians enjoy a number of training and educational opportunities here at the Parkview Education Center. Our nurse education programs include JumpStart, which is Parkview’s nursing orientation, Patient Care Orientation, Nurse Residency and Transition to Practice Seminars, Safety/Quality Connect, Critical Care Essentials, Emergency Services Essentials, Central Venous Access Device Classes, TB classes, Simulation in partnership with the Mirro Simulation Team, Clinical Professional Development Days, Skills Labs and our Continuing Nursing Education Program (CNE).

Our team supports American Heart Association (AHA) Programs, including CPR, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and the Resuscitation Quality Program (RQI). We also offer Neonatal Programs, including the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and the Neonatal Transport Class.

Through all of these offerings, we will provide education to as many as 4,000 coworkers in a typical year.

The space was designed to integrate both classrooms and simulated patient rooms, including rooms set up for intensive care, operating rooms and emergency/trauma rooms. We have two auditoriums, 2 classrooms, 10 simulation rooms, 10 debriefing rooms, dedicated office space and traveling work space for our 30 team members.

We have powered tables and floor outlets, which make it easy to present in many of the rooms, and whiteboard walls promote learning and collaborative activities. We have integrated ceiling mounted video projection and screens in our classrooms and auditoriums as well.

The auditorium holds 130 people, and has retractable/folding walls so that the space can be divided into 4 separate rooms. Each room is equipped with the best technology, including cameras, microphones and video monitors. They are also designed to support simulation manikins. 

We have a lot of flexibility here. Most of the rooms we utilize at the Parkview Education Center were built with wider doorways to facilitate rearranging larger equipment, such as patient beds and carts.

The programs we provide at the Parkview Education Center offer an introduction and foundation for success for our co-workers. They provide a way of practicing skills, developing competencies and critical thinking and help promote confidence and professional development to prepare them for the service needs of those we serve.

The high tech, spacious and comfortable learning environment allows our co-workers to focus on obtaining the information they need in a safe space. This means a higher quality of care and service for our patients.

The Parkview Education Center is an absolute blessing and an important investment into the learning and well-being of our co-workers.

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