Alumni, students, family and friends from afar can now experience the new Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Innovation and Learning Laboratory at the Iona M. Pettengill Nursing Resource Center, virtually. Virtual visitors can experience the wonders of the new state-of-the-art space future generations of nurses will be learning in through an interactive 360-degree virtual tour.
In January 2021, Gator Nursing students and faculty began honing their skills using the latest technology in patient safety and learning assessment following an extensive overhaul of teaching space at the college to build a leading-edge simulation and learning center. The renovation to create the 5,639-square-foot Kirbo Innovation and Learning Laboratory has now been in full use for several months. Now anyone can enjoy a virtual walk-through to experience the space.
Take a look around the Central Control Room or Debrief Room while on your way to one of the seven simulation rooms that mimic environments current and future students will encounter when they enter their field of practice. A map on the left helps navigate visitors through the space, while red icon buttons inform visitors about a specific room or objects within the space.
While nothing beats experiencing the Kirbo Innovation and Learning Lab in person, this virtual experience comes close to being the real deal.