During classes, students have access to desktop computers, their own personal work center and medical-related educational equipment including computer programs that simulate data entry and clinical experiences. Clinical simulations allow students to learn to effectively manage conflict, spot errors made by other medical professionals and to function as a main component of the healthcare team. Students also learn disease processes as well as related pharmacology.
Communication simulations are also conducted during class so that students learn how to handle real-world patient and family interactions. The program possesses a multitude of medical records and simulated medical records, which are used in the simulated clinical setting as case studies.
In-class simulations prepare students for an eight-week clinical rotation at a local hospital. The clinical experience helps students learn how to order medical diagnostics and provide patient and family education under the supervision of an industry professional.
Students are encouraged to join the National Health Unit Coordination Association (NAHUC). NAHUC provides many benefits including regional job analysis, seminars and educational opportunities for continuing medical education credits.