/ Nursing Department

Facilities and Classrooms

The Department of Nursing is based in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center, which serves as a home to our hospital simulation and skills lab, research labs and faculty/staff offices.

A. Paul Schaap Science Center

35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423

Reflecting the College’s emphasis on outstanding undergraduate research, the Schaap Science Center is one of the nation's premier undergraduate science education facilities. It houses state-of-the-art research laboratories, hands-on classrooms and more. Learn more.

In addition to classroom spaces throughout campus, our students and faculty learn and collaborate in our simulation lab and in various local health care facilities for their practicum experience, providing real-world opportunities to learn.

Practicum Sites
Primary Sites
  • Holland Hospital (gerontology) 
  • Spectrum Butterworth (maternity and women's health)
  • Meijer Heart (adult health)
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (pediatrics)
  • Pine Rest (psychiatric-mental health) 
Additional Sites
  • Zeeland Community Hospital
  • Spectrum Blodgett Hospital
  • Ottawa Area Community Health
  • Ottawa County  Health Department
  • Berrien County Health Department
  • Evergreen Commons
  • Freedom Village
  • Resthaven
  • Waverly Meadows
Skills Lab

Our hospital simulation lab — or skills lab — is a fully equipped practice environment that realistically simulates a clinic or hospital setting. It offers a non-threatening place for students to learn and refine vital nursing skills.

Equipment and Features
  • Hospital beds
  • IV pumps
  • Arms for IV practice
  • Adult, pediatric and newborn mannequins
  • SimMan (high-fidelity mannequin)
Nursing Genetics Lab
Our department also features a nursing genetics lab, run by Dr. Emilie Dykstra-Goris, currently investigating the genetic influence on apathy development in patients with Alzheimer's disease. We are one of the few nursing departments in the nation to offer an undergraduate research opportunity of this caliber, exhibiting our commitment to Hope’s research philosophy.