i wnicrokwM, 1 lavatory, I urinal, ft wuU'rclosets, A lavatories. lrf.H'ttti'T.1 m eullt'igt'.
101 ftilUmju' locker* (Additional may be nridfd in thr hiMpilitl I i>r iwi required An required As required Ah required
Minimum of ¡1 -recessed or aa required
U. MO lor wiills, partitions, corridor*. stairs, and mechanical »pace.
16,400 Total uross are*
157 7 ' Are» per enrolled «turieni mended Ten percent of the sent« should be for left-handed students.
Projection Room A projection room separated from the classroom is desirable because it eliminates such disturbing factors as noise and light However, certain disadvantages of a separate projection room such as the need for an operator and tor communication facilities between the operator and the instructor should be considered.
In l+eu of a projection room, a console for projection equipment is a good compromise. This console will contain alt lighting and projection controls and will have locked storage space for equipment when not in use,
If such a room is provided, it may also be used for editing and storing material to be projected. Provision, therefore, should be made for counters with storage space underneath. One of the counters should have a sink. Open shelves or wall cabinets with glazed doors may be provided above the counters.
The projection wall should have two small windows so that two projectors can show two images on the screens simultaneously, The width of the screen should be approximately equal to one-sixth of the distance to the last row of seats. Projection screens can be the roil-up type, either manually or mechanically operated, or the fixed type Mechanical operation, although noisy, prevents accidental damage to the screen.
Storage Closets, Storage closets with standard-height doom may be provided Among other things, skeletons and full-icale models of the human body mey be stored here if there is no centralized storage
Classrooms The classroom <see Fig 7> should provide an optimum setting tor communication between the instructor and the students.
The room's shape and size should permit easy visibility of written material on the chalkboard aa well as the projected image on the screen. The need to maintain as close a verbal distance as possible between students and the instructor should also be considered,
Acoustical treatment to support verbal communication and sound insulation to prevent the penetration of outside noises must be considered in selecting structural and finish materials tn addition to the floor area required for seating, space should be allocated for teaching and demonstration and for mounting a projector,
If central storage of such teaching »ids as skeletons and full-scale models of the human body is not provided, storage closets will be required in classrooms.
A lavatory should be provided in the room near the teaching station so that it will be easily accessible for use whenever patient enre is being demonstrated.
Tha classroom door should be a minimum of 3 ft 8 in. wide to permit easy transportation of an adult-size bed which may be required for demonstratioo.
Equipment which will be needed for classrooms includes chalkboards, tock boards, and projection screens, x-ray film illuminators, either portable or wall mounted, may also be used.
Multipurpose Room The multipurpose room (see Fig 8) may be used for student practice of patient caress well as for classroom functions, Thus, the room should accommodate:
1. Adult-size beds whicti may be separated by curtains suspended from ceiling curtain tracks.
2. A medicine preparation area including movable sectional counter units and fined counters located at the wall, with sink and storage cabinets underneath and wall cabinets with glazed doors above.
3. A handwashing demonstration unit and a minimum of three lavatory basins, with foot, wrist, or knee control.
4. Pressing cubicles, One method for providing privacy is through the use of curtains suspended from ceiling curtain tracks.
5. Storage closets for small equipment, linen, charts, and diagrams. These closets should have a full-size door and should be large enough to slore skeletons and full-size models of the human body, if necessary.
6. Chalkboards, tack boards, projection screens,
7. Seating around tables for seminar-type lectures for 16 students,
(i. Space for projector mounting.
X-ray film illuminators may be used in all leaching areas They can be either whii mounted or portable. If portable, storage space should be allocated for them when not in uriv
Utility Room. The utility room can either ba a port of the multipurpose demonstration room or may be separated by a solid partition
Although each facility must determine its own specific equipment needs, the following built-in features are recommended:
1- A counter with sink end storage under-nealh with wall cabinets above
2, Roughed-in plumbing to accommodate future fixtures
Students ' C ont ore nee Rooms I Teach inn I Student conference rooms will be required in all programs. (See Fig 7.) The number of such rooms will depend on the anticipated enrollment. Major planning considerations include;
• Seating arrangement at tables for group discussions or lectures
• Placement of chalkboards and tackboards
• Ad equate sound isolai ion from one room space to another
Science Laboratories Students enrolled in associate and baccalaureate degree programs in nursing attend science courses with other undergraduates The trend in diploma programs is to purchase instruction in the sciences from a local junior college, a college, or a university To avoid the unnecessary duplication of expensive facilities, diploma programs should plan science laboratories only if such facilities are not available from other institutions (See Fig, 9.)
Library Library facilities are required in all nursing education programs. Wherever feasible, a library may be shared with other types of programs; however, ihe diploma school will usually have its own library. An example of library facilities for a diploma program is shown in Fig. 10.
The information presented is considered minimum for the needs of a nursing education facility whether it is part of a larger library or an independent library, In any event, future expansion should be a major planning consideration.
Principal elements to be considered In designing a library include (1) the library room; (2) the librarian & office; (3) the librarian's workroom; and (4) the storage area for audiovisual equipment and models. Library Room
Reference and Study Area Study space should accommodate a minimum of one-third of the total student body. Reference tables may be provided for one-half of these students arid carrels for the other half. Teaching machines may be used in carrels
The reference and study area should occupy 55 to 60 percent of the tolal floor space of the library room
Service Area. Card catalog and circulation activities should be located near the library entrance and reading area.
Storago Area All nursing programs should have an adequate amount of space for stacks to accommodate necessary titles and bound volumes of periodicals. Appropriate filing arrangements should be provided for reports, pamphlets, bulletins, microfilms. microciirds, and programmed material for teaching machines. For the diploma program, stacks should be provided for a minimum of 3.000 tilles and 1,000 bound periodical volumes.
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