Features and Facilities

Facilities Designed to Help You Learn

Discover the features and facilities of our Omaha, Nebraska campus and how we are here to support your educational goals.

The Omaha, Nebraska campus is located at 5425 North 103rd Street and occupies a 42,000 square-foot building that includes specialty built classrooms, computer and medical labs, student lounge facilities, and administrative offices. Our facilities are also partially accessible to persons with physical impairments.


Facility Features

  • Omaha Campus Computer Lab
  • Omaha Common Area

The campus boasts a learning resource center with access to a robust electronic library and small group or one-on-one tutoring. Our learning resource center contains a variety of current journals, publications, and other resources for research and general studies. In addition, students have access to additional library services through the State Open Access Program. 

While on campus students can enjoy open door access to the campus Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, Admissions, Student Advising, and Career Services departments. Students can relax between classes in the student lounge, which features large windows with lots of sun, a big screen television, seating for 40, vending machines, and a community board.

Omaha Campus Computer Lab
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Omaha Common Area
Omaha Common Area

Program Specific Labs

During lab sessions, students could receive hands-on training in medical, dental, nursing, criminal justice, and legal simulations labs. See below to learn more about our labs. 

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Medical Assisting Lab

During lab sessions, students will receive hands-on training in phlebotomy, injections, capillary punctures, EKG's, urinalysis, sterilization of instruments and much more.The medical assistant lab contains much of the equipment you would find in a general practitioner's office including exam tables, EKG machines, sphygmomanometers, an autoclave, urinalysis and cholestek machines, a microspin, centrifuge, and other various testing kits for glucose, hemoglobin, pregnancy, and streptococcus.

The students are held to the same standards as they would be in an actual office setting. The lab simulations encompass everything from assessing the chief complaint of the patient to obtaining vitals and running tests (depending on the simulation), to patient education and documentation.

Practical Nursing Lab

The nursing lab includes two practical, hands-on training labs where students have the opportunity to practice their skills using the clinical equipment listed below.

  • Manikins (6 adults—3 SIMS; 1 birthing SIM; 2 infants)
  • 8 Hospital Beds, 2 Med Carts
  • Chest Tubes & Drains
  • IV Pump, IV Arms
  • Hoyer Lift, Slide Board
  • Blood Pressure Cuffs, Stethoscopes, Thermometers
  • Otoscopes, Opthalmoscopes, Ostomy Model
  • Denver Developmental Kits
  • Glucometer
  • Health Assessment Tools, Wound Care Models, Injection Models

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Simulation Lab

Basic Care Lab - equipped with 8 beds and a variety of adult and infant manikins. Each bed site has wall connections for O2 and suction, and connections for a PC. Attached to the lab is a lavatory, a medication preparation area with sink, cabinets, and room for a mobile medication cart.

Simulation Lab - In this lab, you'll use the Laerdal SimMan®. Kaplan University has 3 low-fidelity adult manikins that breathe, speak, and have realistic lung, heart and bowel sounds. "Noelle," a pregnant manikin, is also a part of the simulation experience. Noelle can give birth and simulate obstetric complications. By using simulators in place of human patients, students no longer have to rely on clinical rotations to gain all their experience. Simulations also give students the chance to learn how to communicate with other health care providers such as medical staff, ancillary personnel, and family members.

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Dental Assisting Lab

The lab can accommodate hands on learning for up to 15 students at one time and contains 4 fully functional dental operatories with x-ray units which are used by the radiology classes, 5 Dexter manikins for exposing radiographs, and 4 manikins to practice dental procedures on. In the Dental Materials class students take impressions and make casts in the lab. Students are held to the same standards as they would be in an actual office setting.

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Criminal Justice Labs

Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Labs 

The department is equipped with 3 different labs that collaborate to provide a well-rounded, hands-on experience for our students.

 

Johnny Justice’s Residence (aka the Crime Lab)

  • Configured to represent a dorm room or studio apartment complete with bed, couch, entertainment center, recliner, desk, and kitchenette
  • Residence for our mannequin, Johnny Justice
  • Used primarily for mock crime scenes and skills training in crime scene sketching, photography, and fingerprinting
  • Also used for constitutional searches and seizures

 

Mock Trial Lab 

Legal Education Lab (aka Dedicated Classroom)

  • Used for DNA collection, evidence collection, and mock trial preparations
  • Mock trials are held offsite in an actual courtroom

 

Firearm Training Room (aka FATS Lab)

  • Firearm simulator used as a supplemental learning resource
  • Judgmental trainer used to reinforce legal education concepts and theories
  • Weapons Labs held each term cover the topics of justified use of force for civilians and gun safety
  • Local agencies use the lab for their training purposes

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