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Nursing Education

Department of Education & Clinical Simulation Center

The Department of Education at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is staffed with Clinical Educators and Clinical Resource Nurses who provide educational resources, clinical expertise, and clinical staff professional development opportunities for Nurses, PCA's, Surgical Technicians, Emergency Room Technicians and Health Unit Coordinators.

We provide orientation annual ongoing in service opportunity that develop and strengthen clinical practice to support the PCS shared vision to offer excellent, safe care, focusing first on the well being of our patients.

Services Provided:

  • Specialty orientation using computer-based education and clinical simulation opportunities
    • Residency Programs Include;
      • New Graduate
      • Medical/Surgical Residency
      • Critical Care Residency
      • Emergency Department Residency
  • AHA Training Center
    • BLS
    • ACLS
    • PALS
    • NRP
  • Approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Connecticut Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission of Accreditation
  • Coordination of student clinical experiences
  • Student Nurse Affiliations
  • Community Education

The Clinical Simulation Center at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is staffed by Paramedics and Clinical Educators. The center offers innovative computerized mannequins for staff to be trained in real life scenarios that will give our healthcare providers additional confidence, experience and knowledge based critical thinking.

Clinical Design Unit that support the novice nurse in their transition to professional nursing practice.

Student Nurse Affiliations

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital welcomes all Student Nurse Affiliates. We are committed to providing an innovative learning environment.

Our affiliations institutions include:

  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Gateway Community College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • University of Rhode Island

We invite matriculated nursing students looking for a clinical practicum. Please contact the Department of Education by email [email protected].

Current academic preceptor matriculated nursing students are:

  • University of Hartford
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Goodwin College

Frequently Asked Questions by Faculty and Students

How do I contact a nurse educator?

A nurse educator can be reached at 860-442-0711 ext: 4603

What is required for faculty orientation?

Faculty orientation will be arranged by nursing education here at the hospital. Faculty orientation will happen at least yearly or if you are a new instructor to the facility. All clinical faculty are responsibly for facilitating student orientation.

Program coordinators should submit faculty and student names at least two weeks prior to the start of student orientation. The security office requires completed parking permits submitted as a group two weeks prior to the start of student orientation.

What is required for nursing student orientation?

All clinical faculty are responsible for facilitating student orientation. Faculty will be given orientation to the process and requirements regarding orientation on at least a yearly basis and or to all new clinical faculty.

Clinical faculty must contact the nurse educator to set up this date. The names of all students that are planned for L+M need to be submitted to the nurse educator two weeks prior to the start of clinical.

How do I request clinical sites/floor placement?

Nursing program coordinators should submit the Clinical Placement Form. If you should have questions please email a nurse educator: [email protected]

Program coordinators should submit faculty and student names at least two weeks prior to the start of student orientation. The security office requires completed parking permits submitted as a group two weeks prior to the start of student orientation.

How do I request a conference room for my pre/post conferences?

Clinical faculty should submit the Conference Room Request form. If you should have questions please email a nurse educator: [email protected]

Where do clinical faculty and nursing student's park?

The Public Safety Department is responsible for patrolling all Hospital lots, including the Parking Garage, and enforcing the Hospital's Parking Policy. In regards to the Hospital's Parking Policy, it is available on the L+M Intranet Policy Manual; all nursing students and faculty must register their vehicles with Public Safety and obtain a temporary parking permit. This permit must be displayed in clear view and hanging from the rear view mirror at all times.

The following are the only areas authorized for employee parking:

  • 1st Shift: Shuttle Lots
  • 2nd Shift: Lower A-Lot (2nd Shift Lot) only
  • Students: All Students must utilize the Shuttle Lots only for day shift
  • Students who are in evening clinical will be permitted to park in Lower A-lot. 

Parking permits must be displayed at all times!

The Public Safety Department strictly enforces parking. Students and faculty are not permitted at anytime to park in the garage or in patient/visitor assigned areas. The security department will ticket, boot and tow cars that are not appropriately identified.

The Public Safety Department highly discourages street parking. The City of New London police department tickets, boots and tows if traffic and parking signs are not observed.

How do I access the shuttle bus?

ALL students are required to utilize the shuttle bus services Monday through Friday during the day shift.

The Shuttle Bus service operates Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. providing round trip transportation to and from the Hospital.

The Shuttle Bus runs continuously throughout the day between the offsite lot and the Hospital drop off/pick up location which is the Old ER/PT entrance. If you are waiting longer than 15 minutes at the offsite, you may call Public Safety at extension 2086 and request that the Shuttle Bus be notified you are in need of a pick up. It takes approximately 13 minutes from pickup to drop off point, so please plan accordingly.

Waterfall Shopping Center: 40 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT

Lot opens at 6am. - The lot is located approximately 1.27 miles from the Main Campus. The Waterfall Shopping Center, home to Benny's Department Store, is accessible from either Boston Post Road or Willetts Avenue.

Students and clinical faculty are to park on the Benny's side of the parking lot closest to the road.

Do I need identification while participating in clinical at L+M hospital?

All students and clinical faculty are required to show identification while on L+M campus. School name tag and a temporary hospital badge is required. Students are required to be badged on their first day of clinical orientation in the security department. Security strictly enforces this process.

Hours for badging are as follows:
9 am - 10 am
5 pm - 6 pm

In case of emergency, how can my family reach me?

It is the responsibility of the nursing student to prepare family member for these cases. Students should inquire this information through their faculty instructor.