August 2021


Starbucks in the Lois and Carey Patterson Student Center at Texas A&M University-Texarkana

control room. This gives both sets of students the ability to assess the situation and debrief afterwards to discuss what was handled correctly and anything that could have been handled differently. Flores explained, “Students go to the hospital and get clinical experience, but for example, they may never see someone having active chest pains. We can simulate that here and then they know what to expect when they experience that in the real world. They can also work on their critical thinking skills safely. No one’s going to be hurt in this environment.” Their simulations include patients of all kinds, from geriatrics to a mother delivering a baby. The students learn to insert tracheotomies and catheters, write charts and even properly administer medicine. If it can happen in a hospital, they probably have the capability of running the scenario as a lab! TAMU-T’s nursing program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration degree and the new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree. Another of TAMU-T’s beautiful facilities is the Patterson Center which could be described as “the heartbeat of campus.” Besides being home to the school’s kinesiology program, it also houses a lot of the options that enhance student life. Walking in, there is a small cafe area complete with Starbucks, and a hangout space where students can play everything from pool and ping pong to video games. The center of the building is a beautiful basketball gym with an expansive glass wall allowing passing visitors to enjoy a few seconds of the game, even if they don’t have time to stop in for the full event. Across from the gym is a large weight area, and tucked all around the building are comfortable seating areas with plenty of places to charge a phone or plug in a laptop. It is a space every student is bound to love! A new solar education lab and yard array at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is currently under construction. UAHT Interim Chancellor Laura Clark explained UAHT currently offers an Associates of Applied Science in Power Technologies degree. This degree teaches students about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Past focus has been primarily on fossil fuel power

Inside the Building for Academic and Student Services (BASS) at Texas A&M University-Texarkana


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