The Center consists of the Line Avenue School (listed in the National Register of Historic places), the Library Building, the Faculty Tower, and the Warrington Building. The Library Building houses the library, computer center, multimedia center, nursing skills lab, classrooms and a large lecture hall which can be divided into two rooms and used for workshops, seminars, and conferences. The Faculty Tower has four stories and contains the nursing administrative and faculty offices, as well as several offices for student organizations. One block west, at 1800 Warrington, is the site of a two-story building that houses the Radiologic Sciences classes and labs, computer labs, and the Northwestern State University Child and Family Network offices.
The Nursing and Allied Health Center is a no smoking complex. No children or visitors are allowed in class and unaccompanied children are not allowed in the Nursing Education Center at any time.
There is student, faculty and staff parking located around the Nursing Education Center Complex and the Warrington Building. Handicapped parking and faculty/staff parking are designated.
Clinical facilities utilized in the Shreveport include various hospitals, medical centers, clinics, nursing homes, public health agencies, home health agencies and other community based agencies.
Approximately 1000 students are currently enrolled in the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health on the Shreveport Campus in general education and clinical courses. The telephone numbers and address for general information is (318) 677-3100, (800) 454-9567, 1800 Line Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.
Originally the idea of enriched student learning on the Shreveport campus began as a part of a Title III Grant initiative which was completed in 2014. NSU believed the services were so valuable that they vowed to continue developing the objectives of the grant and thus began construction of the Learning Center. The Learning Center was developed in a large room of the library that had previously housed printed journals; which are now available in digital format.
Since the inception of the learning center, over 200 students have utilized the services housed in the Learning Center.
Faculty from the Shreveport Campus travel to Natchitoches to help students with advising and registration. Pre-nursing and Radiologic Sciences majors on the Natchitoches Campus are enrolled in general education courses along with students in approximately 100 other majors.
The Watson Library provides extensive resources for students, who also have access to approximately 200 computers located across the campus.
The Associate of Science in Nursing clinical courses are offered to a limited number of students in the Natchitoches area primarily through upward mobility for Licensed Practical Nurses. Clinical facility and laboratory experiences are completed at Natchitoches healthcare agencies.
The telephone numbers for the Natchitoches Nursing office are (318) 357-6776 or 1 (800) 730-8973. The address is College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, NSU, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497.
Nursing and School of Allied Health offerings include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences(On-line) and RT to BSRS. NSU employs seven full-time faculty in Nursing and two in Radiologic Sciences. Flexible classes and schedules are provided to assist the students in achieving their professional goals. The RN to BSN program is offered in a one-day a week format. Registered nurses residing in central and southern areas of Louisiana are able to able to complete their professional goals while continuing in their regular employment. Students in the BSN program are able to complete their clinical requirements in Alexandria and the surrounding area. Various hospitals, nursing homes, public health agencies, home health agencies and other community facilities are utilized as clinical sites. Students may also complete the clinical components for the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences in Alexandria. The Master of Science Degree in Nursing is offered through traditional classroom, compressed video and internet instruction.
Classroom facilities are utilized at two sites in Alexandria. A state-of-the art Nursing Lab, Radiology Lab and two compressed video classrooms are located at Rapides Regional Medical Center, located at 211 4th Street in the Medical Arts Building. The Learning Center for Rapides Parish provides classrooms equipped with integrated computer, DVD player, VCR, document camera, and ceiling mounted projector. Other services provided through the NSU/LCRP include computer labs, offices, technical support, Library, wireless laptop computers and compressed video classrooms. Through the computer labs, students may access computer aided instruction (CAI) as well as interlibrary loan services from Shreveport, Natchitoches or other libraries across the state. Reference and other books are available in the LCRP Library and faculty members may place materials on reserve for students. Audiovisual materials such as DVD’s may be obtained through the Shreveport Campus. The telephone number and address for the CENLA Campus Center is (318) 484-2184, 1410 Neel Kearby Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 7l303. The telephone number for the Rapides Regional Medical Center/NSU office is (318) 449-7991.
The LCRP Library & Computer Lab is available to all students enrolled in classes offered at the LCRP. Click Here for Map to Learning Center for Rapides Parish.
Regular 2010 hours:
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You can contact the Learning Center librarians during the above posted times by calling (318) 484-2184 ext 116 or via email at any time.
NSU Faculty can complete the Academic Reserve Request Form to request Northwestern library resources for “Room-Use-Only Reserve” at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish. A Policies and Procedures guide for LCRP reserves is available as well.
The library is not a typical circulation library. Research materials such as professional journals are available for use at the library. No materials are allowed to leave the library.
The computer lab in the library contains 20 computer stations for student use in research and class assignments. All computers have Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Office XP Professional (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
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Nursing resources are continually being added to the library based on identified needs of faculty and students. The nursing laboratory is equipped to provide simulated learning experiences for clinical students. Clinical facilities include hospitals and nursing homes in Leesville and DeRidder. The telephone number and address for the Leesville Campus is (337) 392-3102, 3329 University Parkway, Leesville, Louisiana 71446.