Eastern International College Campus Facilities
Description of the Facilities and Equipment
EIC Campus Facilities
EIC has two campus locations: Belleville and Jersey City. Each campus location is comprised of one building. The Belleville building, located at 251 Washington Avenue, is a refurbished, three-floor, modern facility and contains the classroom space, equipment, instructional resources and student services required of an accredited institution. The building is approximately 25,000 square feet and houses 9 classrooms and 7 labs/computer rooms. The Jersey City campus, located at 684 Newark Avenue, is comprised of a new, three-floor building that opened in October 2013 and is furnished with the latest technology and resources appropriate for EIC programs. The building is approximately 34,000 square feet and houses 7 classrooms, 5 labs/computer rooms and 30 dental hygiene workstations.
Both campuses offer students and faculty sufficient access to desktop computers, overhead projectors, library and information resources, and plastic models to facilitate hands-on, effective teaching and learning. Laboratories are well equipped to meet training needs, for example:
- the phlebotomy laboratories are equipped with arm models and phlebotomy supplies;
- the patient care laboratories are equipped with hospital beds and other related equipment,
- the dental hygiene laboratory is equipped with X- ray machines and patient clinical areas,
- the ultrasound laboratories are equipped with six (6) ultrasound machines at each campus, one (1) of which is a portable machine, and EKG machines and supplies are available for laboratory activities and tutoring.
The nursing labs are equipped with four (4) simulated hospital patient care settings, and Lucina, a Childbirth Simulator (see description below). Each is complete with an electronic bed, overbed table, bedside stand, a headwall containing a blood pressure system, suction, air/oxygen outlets, and an equipment board containing otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes. The laboratory is equipped for wireless access to the campus network and is a smart classroom with a large screen and ceiling- mounted data projector. The Nursing Department also has two simulation mannequins along with software components to make the mannequins fully functional. The laboratory also serves as a classroom and can accommodate 24 students.
The entire third floor of the Jersey City site is devoted to the Dental Hygiene Program. The 11,300-square foot space houses a dental hygiene clinic, radiology rooms, panorex suite, a student simulator laboratory, classrooms plus faculty office spaces, storage and the dental clinic reception area. The lab currently has ten (10) student dental simulators and one (1) instructor simulator. These simulators provide a realistic learning experience to develop the necessary motor skills and clinical knowledge. Students practice in pairs on the simulator while watching the large screen overhead projection of the instructor performing a dental hygiene procedure.
The Clinical facility is equipped with computers at every station and patient monitors for oral health educational instruction. Digital radiographs can be brought up on the computer screen for treatment planning and patient education while digital patient record keeping will afford a paper-free environment.
Each campus building has a lounge available for student use. Although the lounges offer vending machine options, each campus is in a location that affords students access to a vast array of dining and refreshment opportunities. Each campus can be reached via public transportation, which is important because parking is extremely limited at each of the campuses.
Each of the buildings is appropriately furnished for administrative operations. Faculty and advisors have access to private areas to secure their files and space to meet with students to discuss sensitive matters, especially when discussing issues related to student privacy.
Lucina Childbirth Simulator
Developed by CAE Healthcare, the Lucina Childbirth Simulator is a wireless medical mannequin with validated maternal-fetal physiology. It is used to provide reliable, realistic, hands-on training for childbirth scenarios, from normal deliveries to breech births, shoulder dystocia, and critical emergencies. Lucina can breathe, cry, sweat, blink — even simulate a postpartum hemorrhage. She has measurable vital signs, and the pupils will react if you shine a light on them.
Palpable, soft skin can simulate uterine contractions, as well as leg and hip articulation for practice in childbirth positioning and related birthing maneuvers. The lifelike fetus is delivered through a realistic birthing canal. It provides fetal heart sounds, airway suctioning, a programmable cry upon delivery, predicted 1-minute and 5-minute Apgar scores based on venous and arterial blood gas valves, and an umbilical cord that can be cut and clamped.
Lucina is an excellent learning tool, helping nursing students improve their critical reasoning skills. During a simulated postpartum hemorrhage, for example, Lucina will bleed and present students with the data they need to assess the situation: She will turn pale, her blood pressure will drop and her pulse will rise. After they perform an intervention, they must assess if what they did was successful based on Lucina’s response.
EIC students are provided an eicollege.edu email that is hosted by G-Suite. Online students leverage technology to access their courses and provide their online learning experience. Specifically, EIC uses Canvas as the Learning Management Delivery platform, available at eicollege.instructure.com. To facilitate ease of access to Canvas, there is a single sign on integration with G-Suite (email and cloud tools), meaning students use the same password to access both. Canvas is integrated with DiamondD, the student information system, giving accurate class lists from students’ schedules and providing back to the student portal their final grades. Within Canvas, students can use TurnItIn, a plagiarism tool when relevant for their assessments. They also have the option to purchase their ebooks within Canvas by leveraging the VitalSource- ebook integration.