On Marian University's campus, the Leighton School of Nursing (LSON) shares facilities with the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences.
- The center features high-tech classrooms and simulation labs where state-of-the-art technology enhances our experiential teaching and learning through video lecture capture, audience response, web-based courses, distance learning, and podcasting.
LSON faculty collaborate with COM faculty to provide you with exceptional inter-professional educational opportunities. You'll complete coursework, labs, and clinical experiences intentionally designed to build the collaboration, communication, teamwork, and other skills that are critical for high-quality patient care and outcomes in a fast-paced healthcare environment.
When you graduate, you'll have the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to make a difference in quality of life in your community.
The Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences
The Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences is spacious, light-filled building with high-tech classroom, lecture, lab, student collaboration, and office space on four floors. It was built to LEED gold standards, which are recognized through a green building certification process approved by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Key environmental features include:
- A white roof that reflects light and heat
- Building materials from recycled sources
- Rain gardens to manage storm water
- Bike racks to support alternative transportation
Browning Anatomy Lab
The center's anatomy lab features 36 dissection tables with computer terminals, a mobile teaching station, and cadaver dissection and storage. As a student with classes in the lab, you'll be exposed to video imagery and other technology tools that enhance teaching and learning. You'll not only learn the names, locations, and functions of various major anatomical and physiological systems in the human body, you'll explore how each human body is unique.
Hill-Rom Simulation Center
This SIM center includes ten exam rooms and four labs, providing you with realistic hands-on training in a risk-free environment. Simulation experiences give you a chance to develop patient and clinical skills in real-world clinical conditions. Teaching and learning utilizes standardized patients, human patient simulation, and computerized simulations using adult and child mannikins to practice and perfect your nursing skills.
Nursing and medical students at Marian University have ample opportunities to gain research experience, working alongside expert faculty mentors and presenting their findings at on- and off-campus research symposia and professional events.
Our laboratory facilities enable you to explore state-of-the-art research techniques in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and physiology. In addition to the technology located in the Evans Center, you can utilize additional lab and research equipment in Clare Hall, where high performance liquid chromatography, mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy facilities are available.
Among the key equipment in our research facilities are a four-color flow cytometer, fluorescence microscope, electroporator, gel imager, microplate reader, UV spectrophotometer, multi-channel NanoDrop device, gradient and quantitative thermocyclers, and a full array of other basic bio-laboratory equipment. Equipment for applied physiology research and OMM research is located in the Evans Center.
In addition to these research facilities, you'll have opportunities in clinical and biomedical summer research programs both on campus and at a growing number of corporate and non-profit facilities.
ABSN Learning Sites
Our online ABSN programs in Indianapolis and Nashville operate at satellite locations. These ABSN learning sites are where you'll complete your skills and simulation lab work and take proctored exams. For information, explore our online ABSN program.
Health Sciences Library
Nursing and medical students at Marian University have access to an online medical library that includes 1,000 biomedical journals, hundreds of e-books, and dozens of specialty databases. A medical librarian is available to help you find what you need. The university's main library includes hard-copy and digital journals and biomedical publications.