The campus is situated on a 4.5 acre site in the City of Rock Island. The College’s modern building provides an excellent environment for the education of students. The one-story structure is disability accessible and houses classrooms, learning laboratories, a computer lab, and conference rooms as well as administrative, faculty and staff offices. Modern classrooms and well-equipped learning laboratories optimize the educational opportunities for students. A records room houses permanent records for all predecessor schools as well as the College. Two lounges serve students and faculty. The Dwyer Friendship Court is also available as an outdoor garden and picnic area. The College campus and building are non-smoking. The College campus is adjacent to the Trinity Employee Child Care facility and just north of Trinity Medical Center – Rock Island.
The Health Sciences Library has two locations. The first is located in Trinity Medical Center–Rock Island adjacent to Trinity College. The second is located at the Trinity Bettendorf Campus. Both serve the College as well as Trinity Regional Health System. The library is a reference and information center for the fields of medicine, nursing, health sciences, health care administration, and consumer health. The Health Sciences Library is a service-oriented center for individual and group study. The Health Sciences Library is located in the Jardine Center on the lobby level of Trinity Medical Center. Library hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The library is closed on weekends, and may be closed at other times during the week when the librarian is unavailable. A schedule of hours
is posted on the door of the library.
The College recognizes that a strong library is critical to its academic environment. The library’s book collection contains over 5,000 volumes. The library is a member of the Prairie Area Library System, a consortium of area public, private, and academic libraries. Academic libraries accessible through this consortium include Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, and St. Ambrose University. Students and faculty also have access to the library at Augustana College, but they must apply for an Augustana library card to use those resources.
The library has four public-access computers with internet access for library users. The library maintains a subscription to OvidSP which provides access to Medline, Evidence-Based Medicine resources, PsychInfo, MD Consult, Nursing Consult, and Up To Date. The subscription to EBSCO host Research Databases provides access to the Cumulated Index to Nursing and Health Sciences Literature (CINAHL) and other databases to support the faculty and students of the College. The library also maintains access to over 7000 print and electronic journals, available from its E-Journal Portal. Students and faculty may access this information from any internet-connected computer. Select library resources are available off-campus using the Electronic Library located in MyPulse, the student course management software. Links, usernames and passwords for Ovid, CINAHL, and the EBSCOhost databases are available off-campus through MyPulse. Please contact the librarian for any access issues.
The Health Sciences Library holds memberships in the Quad City Area Biomedical Consortium, Bi- State Academic Libraries, Prairie Area Library System, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), ILLINET, and the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Memberships in these groups provide the library with access to many other collections. The library participates in Docline and OCLC interlibrary loan services to exchange books and journal articles with libraries across North America; participation in FreeShare encourages reciprocal borrowing at no charge to the participants. The library also uses reciprocal borrowing with the libraries in Prairie Area Library System for direct borrowing between local libraries.
The Harriet Olson Learning Lab is available to students to use throughout their respective curriculum. The lab is an NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC). The Learning Lab is available to students throughout their curriculum. The College believes that proficiency in hands-on skills is enhanced when students can first observe and practice skills in simulated settings. There are scheduled lab classes and testing hours, as well as both open and faculty-guided practice hours. Stations are set up with specific supply kits for students to practice skills currently being taught. Provision is made to assist students with special needs. The Computer Lab is available to all College students and provides access to the internet and Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI). Additional required CAIs are available through the College secretaries as needed.
Student parking is available on-site. Parking is located in front of the College entrance in a large
Well lighted lot. Students attending clinical experiences at Trinity Medical Center Rock Island
Campus should park in the College lot. Students assigned clinical experiences other than the Rock Island Campus should park in employee designated lots. Trinity Medical Center Security is responsible for twenty-four hour security service. No student or staff member is authorized to park in the doctors’ lot west of the College building. Parking citations will be issued for violation of the parking policies.