/ 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)
  • Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center (adult health)
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (pediatrics)
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (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)