The Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center

The Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center provides a simulated hospital environment where students practice basic to advanced nursing skills. Our medical equipment is state-of-the-art, with the highest fidelity simulators (SimMan 3G) as well as other Vital Sim units that allow students ample opportunity to put their classroom knowledge into practice.

Fairfield's nursing faculty has fully integrated simulation training into the nursing curriculum. Working in a control room, they establish different scenarios involving patients, evolving medical conditions, and families, so that students learn to react to a range of different situations, from emergency obstetrics and pediatric scenarios, to general medical/surgical scenarios established by the National League of Nursing.

Simulation-based teaching helps students to integrate nursing skills, critical thinking, and communication in order to practice evidence-based nursing care in a risk-free, hands on environment. Nursing students graduate from Fairfield with confidence in their ability to think quickly and communicate effectively.

The Resource Center includes a fully-equipped Intensive Care area complete with cardiac monitoring devices, a defibrillator, a ventilator, and a code cart. Four other acute care units contain hospital beds and the equipment necessary to perform physical assessments. A main skills lab provides a venue for students to practice taking physical assessments, interview patients and families, and take health histories. A grad skills practice clinic is available upon request.

Our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs utilize simulation within the curriculum to truly transfer theoretical knowledge into practice. 

Lab assistants are available during all open lab hours. The Resource Center is also staffed by a full time Director. 


   Lab Hours


4 p.m.-6 p.m.
3 p.m.-9 p.m.
3 p.m.-9 p.m.
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
noon-4 p.m.
noon-9 p.m.

Students can access information on clinical and labs by clicking on this link to Blackboard.

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