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The Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center includes labs and classrooms for 9 health professions degree/certificate programs and 7 non-credit credential health professions programs. The 62,000 square foot center will be the first of its kind in the region and is the result of the GO bond grant from the State of NJ and Bergen County.
The building will house a simulation center that will foster interdisciplinary teaching strategies to provide opportunities for decision making, crisis management, crisis resource management, and interdisciplinary teamwork. The center will have a simulated delivery room, ambulatory setting and ICU/long term care setting.
Interprofessional education in healthcare is essential for the development of collaborative patient care. It is important that students have opportunities to provide collaborative care throughout their education so that the concept is integral to their approach to patient care.
The building will house the dental hygiene clinic that serves as both a teaching lab and provides preventive oral health care to the community. Medical imaging sciences including ultrasound and radiography will be on the 1st floor.
A simulated operating room and respiratory care lab as well as 2 nursing labs, a medical office assistant ambulatory care lab, phlebotomy, EKG and Certified Nursing Assistant will be on the second floor. Radiation Therapy, pharmacy technician and computers labs will be on the third floor.