The Rettig Nursing Technology Center

The Rettig Nursing Technology Center, or the NTC as it is called on campus, is used for individual and group learning. The center has simulation and specialty labs, medical supplies and equipment, skills practice modules, study space, a small reference library and a wide variety of resources available to facilitate and assist students in completing course requirements.

  • Phone: 906-227-2615 (*NOTE: Please call 906-227-2834 during the summer months)
  • Location: 1609 West Science

Front Desk

Email: ntcclerk@nmu.edu
Phone: 906-227-2615 (*NOTE: Please call 906-227-2834 during the summer months)
Location: 1609 West Science

At the front desk students can:

  • Check out required programs for viewing, required readings, medical models, manikins, supplies and equipment for skills practice and presentations, DDST kits for child development evaluation, community related resources for teaching projects and more.
  • Get checked off on required assignments and skills practice.
  • Reserve rooms for individual or group practice and study.

Hours

The schedule below is for the fall 2021 semester.

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTE: Hours may vary especially at the start of the semester. Closure notices will be posted at the entrance of the NTC or call the front desk at (906) 227-2615.

Rooms and Labs

  • Conference Room is located at 1701 West Science.
  • Skills Practice Room is located at 1703 West Science.

The NTC conference room can be used for small group discussion, lecture or presentations. Students can schedule the room at the Front Desk. The Skills Practice Room is set up with models, manikins, supplies and equipment for students to practice their nursing skills.

What you will find in the Conference Room:

  • Seats for 12
  • TV/VCR/DVD Player
  • White Board
  • Projector Screen
  • 2 Network Connections
  • LCD Projector (must be ordered from Instructional Design & Technology, ext. 2290)

Health Assessment Exam Rooms can be used for student skills test-outs and skills practice.  Students can request additional supplies and equipment as well as models for practicing nursing skills in these rooms.

What you will find:

  • Exam table
  • Writing desk
  • Supply cabinet
  • Sink/soap dispenser
  • Exam light
  • Network connection for mobile devices
  • Wall mounted health assessment equipment:
    • Otoscope
    • Ophthalmoscope
    • Blood pressure unit
    • Sharps container

Nursing Labs 1 and 2 (1613 & 1615 West Science) can be used individually or as one large skills lab. Each lab room accommodates 20 seats for lecture and small group discussion and has 5 standard bed bays per room. These labs are used for lectures, discussions, presentations, and nursing skills instruction, practice and testing.

  • What you will find:
    • In each room:
      • Storage cabinets with linens and supplies
      • Countertop and sink
      • Wall mounted soap and towel dispensers
    • Instructional media docking station:
      • VCR, Network connection, and ceiling projector with wall screen
    • At each bed:
      • Hospital bed
      • Overbed table
      • Bedside cabinet
      • Wall-mounted assessment equipment:
      • Blood pressure unit
      • Glove dispenser
      • Sharps container
      • Headwall system at 4 bed bays

These labs are located in 1702 and 1704 West Science.

Nursing labs 3 and 4 accommodate 20 student seats each for lecture or small group discussion. There are five standard bed bays in each lab with one area equipped with traction supplies and equipment.

What will you find:

In the room:

  • Storage cabinets with linens and supplies
  • Countertop and sink
  • Wall mounted soap and towel dispensers
  • Instructional media docking station:
    • VCR, Network connection, and ceiling projector with wall screen

At each bed bay:

  • Hospital bed
  • Overbed table
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wall-mounted assessment equipment:
    • Blood pressure unit
    • Glove dispenser
    • Sharps container
  • Headwall system at 1 bed bay in each lab room

The Olive Pendill Home Care Suite is used for simulating nursing care in the typical home setting. Nursing students will enter simulations and scenarios that will allow them to assess and make judgments how best to provide, coordinate, and deliver appropriate care for the client.

Northern Michigan University has multiple simulation labs that allow students to learn patient care in a safe, nonthreatening, controlled environment.  NMU Simulation labs are simulated patient care settings that are equipped with realistic patient simulators, furnishings, and supplies that would be necessary to provide real patient care.  This includes hospital beds, IV fluid/medication set-up, oxygen set-up, suction, and electronic medical records.  Our patient simulators range from low fidelity to high fidelity which can be described as the level of realism.  For example, some of the features of our high fidelity, or highly realistic, manikin Laerdal SimMan 3G™ include heart, lung, and bowel sounds, blinking, talking, sweating, IV access, chest rise and fall, and pulses. 

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NTC Staff

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Kendall Fladung

Kendall Fladung, BSN, BS, RN

Nursing Technology Center Supervisor

906-227-2942
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Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes, SN-BSN

NTC Student Assistant

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Emma Carey, SN-BSN

Emma Carey, SN-BSN

NTC Student Assistant

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Nicole Cooke, SN-BSN

Nicole Cooke, SN-BSN

NTC Student Assistant

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Emme Emmers, SN-BSN

Emme Emmers, SN-BSN

NTC Student Assistant

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Sara Gray

Sara Gray, SN-BSN

NTC Student Supervisor

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Cayla Nabors

Cayla Nabors, SN-BSN

NTC Student Assistant

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Hannah Roose

Hannah Roose, SN-BSN

NTC Student Assistant