2011 Student Pilgrims

Ali ElMokdad, Benjamin Jakeway, Aileen Santry and Allison Walter have their passport ready, their bags packed and are ready for the annual Franciscan Student Pilgrimage to Italy! Follow Allison and Ali’s blog as they follow in St. Francis’ footsteps as they visit famous basilicas, the Roman Colosseum, Trevi fountain, and the original Portiuncula Chapel and learn … Continued

Four Community Members Join Board of Trustees

Four Community Members Join Lourdes University Board of Trustees Lourdes University president Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D., is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its board of trustees – Pariss M. Coleman II, J.D.; Elaine LaValley Lewandowski; Bradley J. Rieger, Ph.D.; and Harvey Tolson.   Pariss M. Coleman II, J.D. is a … Continued


Nursing Lab Staff
Melissa Pietrzak MSN, RN
Nursing Learning Lab Director
Office SJH 125

Sherri Miller
Nursing Learning Lab Administrative Assistant
Office SJH 125

Nursing Learning Lab
Main Lab Line: 419-824-3782


Nurse Anesthesia Program
Dawn AuBuchon, MS, CRNA
Nurse Anesthesia Program Director
Office SCH 234


Nursing Lab Teaching Assistants  
Bernie Butler
Michelle Condon
Jan Cook
Sarah Enriquez
Kristi Ford-Weber
Cassie Gordon
Alisa Keck
Pat McMahon
Katie Siebenaler
Sarah Thomas
Mary Jo Vollmar


Lab Hours

  • Hours are subject to change.  Please check the weekly schedule in the Nursing Lab.
    • Closed/Assigned Lab:  During closed lab hours, students will have a designated practice time and room with assigned TA(s). These designated times and dates are assigned by semester. Students/semesters not specified will NOT be able to practice at these designate times.
    • Open Lab:  Open Lab hours are for all students/semesters to practice and will be posted with days and times.


  • Do not leave personal belongings/valuables unattended in the Nursing Lab at any time.
  • For the safety of all, cameras have been installed in the SJH hallways/entryways.

Nursing Lab Services 

  • Appointments:  All appointments are scheduled via email to: smiller@lourdes.edu (preferred method).  You may also schedule in person at the nursing lab with the administrative assistant, or by phone at 419-824-3796.
  • Referrals:
    • Student receives referral form from clinical or lab instructor.
    • Student makes an appointment for the following items:
      • Remediation of a check off skill
      • One on one lab time with a teaching assistant (TA)
    • Appointments are made following the instructions listed above under “Appointments”.


Referral for Clinical, Skills Practice, or Remediation

  • It is the student’s responsibility to have read the entire referral guideline and to make the appropriate lab appointments within the required completion dates.
  • Students that have a mandated one on one work with a TA must schedule an appointment with the administrative assistant using instructions listed under “Appointments”.
    • If an appointment is not scheduled, the nursing lab has the right to refuse accommodation for a mandated one on one work with a TA.
  • Students must have their referral form with them and have the TA who works with them comment and sign.
    • Anyone who does not have their referral form at the time of their appointment will be rescheduled.
    • TA will also provide a QSEN based review form with comments to assist with learning objectives and expected learning outcomes outlined in the nursing theory course.
    • If a referral involves a check-off, the one on one TA appointment & check-off appointment cannot be completed on the same day.
    • Students must return their referral form to the designated person by the completion date noted on the form.
      a. If this form has an expired due date, the student will be redirected to their instructor for an updated form and their appointment will be rescheduled.
      b. If the student has not adhered to the directions provided by their instructor or on the referral guideline, their appointment will be rescheduled.
    • Students should check with the learning lab for dates and times the lab is open and plan accordingly.


Skills Practice
Independent student practice is available any time there are open lab hours.   Open Lab hours are for all students/semesters to practice and will be posted with days and times.

  • Teaching assistants are present and assigned to the students that have closed/assigned lab time.
  • Mandatory practice hours must be complete prior to the check-off day in order to assure adequate preparation.  Please see course syllabus for specific guidelines.
  • Individual appointments with a TA are not made for skills practice unless a referral is given to a student by the instructor.


Computer Use
The only designated computer is available in SJH 113B for short term use.


Laptop Lending
The Nursing Learning Lab offers laptops to students to be used in the Learning Lab Only.

Copying and Printing

  • Copying is available for all students at the Academic Support Center and the library.
  • No copying facilities are available in St. Joseph Hall.
  • There is a printer available in St. Joseph Hall when using the short term computer in the lab.

Resource Books
Resource books are logged out to students for use in the Learning Lab only.

A limited supply of blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes are available to be signed out for 3 days. Double teaching stethoscopes are not available for sign out. Fines for Nursing Learning Lab equipment returned late are $.50 per day per item. Charges for these items are calculated as follows:

  • A student will be billed $10 for a stethoscope, $30 for a blood pressure cuff, or market value for any other equipment after the item is 30 days overdue. Nursing Learning Lab borrowing privileges will be suspended until paid.
  • If an item is returned, then a credit will be given. The balance of $5.00 (processing fee) is due in order to clear a student’s record.
  • Nursing Learning Lab obligations will result in a hold being placed on a student’s record in the Registrar’s Office if overdue equipment of 30 days or more occurs. Further action is placed on transcripts and denied release to other colleges and universities until paid in full to the lab.

Lockers are located in SJH 113B and supplied to nursing students after completion of their first semester. Only nursing supplies/totes are to be kept in these lockers.  Locker combinations are given out by lab staff.  If a student does not place supplies/totes back into assigned lockers, the item(s) will be placed in the lost and found.

Nursing Learning Lab Dress Code
For all nursing lab activities, students will be expected to be appropriately attired as described below.  This will include closed toe and heel, non-slip footwear. If not appropriately attired, student will be asked to leave the lab.  This includes all lab classes both undergraduate and graduate.

  • Lab Classes/Independent Practice:  Attire will be at the direction of the faculty.  Please see course syllabus for specific guidelines.
  • Competencies and Simulation:  Uniforms to be worn for all competencies and simulations as stated in the College of Nursing Student Handbook.

Lab Rooms and Tutor Trac

  • All lab rooms have been assigned.  Signage outside of each room will include assigned sections and availability of the room.
  • Student ID cards with barcodes must be used to sign in to the Nursing Lab.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.  It is each student’s responsibility to log in and out for the correct reason of their attendance.  If you do not log in and out, your visit will not be recorded. If your visit reason changes please let the administrative assistant know.  No adjustments can be made to a student’s time or reason by the staff member at the front desk.
  • When practicing in the lab outside of class, students will be required to adhere to open lab for individual practice and closed/assigned lab for designated sections.
  • Students do not need to log out for breaks or lunches when they are in class.  However, students will not be allowed to work on anything other than what is assigned from the nursing skills lab class, check-offs, referrals and remediations. Students will no longer be allowed to login for practice when studying or completing homework assignments/projects.  Students will be asked to log off and be excused from the nursing lab if they are NOT working on these items.
  • SJH 108 may only be used by NAP students for practice.  A TA must open the door to SJH 108 when a NAP student arrives to practice.


Noise Guidelines

  • Cell phones must be turned off or on vibrate. Phone calls need to be made outside of the lab.
  • The lab desk phone is not for personal use.
  • Please direct any concerns regarding noise to a TA.

No Children Guidelines
Children are not allowed in the Nursing Lab due to the risk of liability and potential disturbance to our students.

Lost and Found
A lost and found crate is located in the lab.  Please consult the front desk.

There is NO parking allowed by students directly behind SJH or at Rosary Care.  Please park in designated Lourdes University parking lots around campus.

During lab classes or individual practice outside of class, remember to clean and straighten up your work space before leaving the lab and return lab equipment.

Latex Allergy, Medical Condition, etc.
Please notify one of the lab staff if you need specialized accommodations.

Student Behavior

  • Students will be asked to log off and be excused from the nursing lab if they are NOT working on lab class skills practice, check-offs, referrals and remediations.
  • Students utilizing the Nursing Lab are responsible to follow the Lourdes University Code of Conduct as described in the Lourdes University Student Handbook.
  • The procedure for those accused of violation of the Code of Conduct is also in the Student Handbook.

Creating the culture

In April, the College of Business and Leadership presented the fourth installment of the Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit. Known as the region’s foremost event dedicated to realizing business as a noble profession, this year’s speakers addressed the theme “Creating the Culture.” “We were pleased to welcome two very fascinating and exemplary women leaders in … Continued

A global leader in the 21st century

Danise J. St. Andrew (’13) changed her career path and her life 11 years ago. Born and raised in Toledo, she spent many years in customer service both as a customer service specialist and service leader. While she enjoyed her job, her performance assessments at Owens Corning continued to show high aptitude for numbers and … Continued

From Ghana to America: the path to citizenship

Each year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services hospitably accepts approximately 680,000 people as new citizens. The process of naturalization can be lengthy; however, it is a rewarding and honorable task. The requirements to make one eligible for citizenship are numerous yet uncomplicated. Some of the general requirements include being 18 years of age, … Continued

Lourdes University names 10th President

Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D., Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, has been appointed the 10th President of Lourdes University. After conducting a national search which garnered candidates from 11 states, Dr. Gawelek was selected overwhelmingly by Lourdes University, its sponsor the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania and … Continued

We recognize the College of Arts and Science faculty on their achievements for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Conference Hosted or Planned

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.
Planning Committee Member, Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference: “Negotiating Shakespeare.” Bowling Green State University, 8-10 October, 2015.

External Reviewer at another Educational Institution

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
HLC Peer Corps Site Visitor, September 2015, for private university in Indiana.

Kate Beutel, Ph.D.
External Program Reviewer- University of Detroit, Mercy, MA in Liberal Studies program

Grant Recipient of Student, Program or Professional Scholarship

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D., submitted by:
LU Science Lab Renovations Project with Anjali Gray, to Flower Hospital Auxiliary, awarded $35,000.

Poster Presentation

Matthew E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Lancaster, M. E. & Homa, D. (2015, Nov.) Feature to feature inference following learning of correlated and uncorrelated category structures. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Presenter at Conference (paper, roundtable, workshop)

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
From Tales to TRAILS: Blazing Through Assumptions to Data Driven Decisions, with Michelle Rable, 2015 Assessment Institute, IUPUI, 25-27 October 2015.

Kate Beutel, Ph.D.
“Contested Space: The Round House” at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 6, 2015

“Inversions of Justice” at Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Columbus, OH, November 13, 2015

“Damien’s Successors: Religious Figures in Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves and The Round House” at annual conference of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Charleston, SC, March 4, 2016

Adam R. Hodge, Ph.D.
“‘Our women and children cry for food, and we have no food to give them’: The Environmental Dimensions of Eastern Shoshone Dispossession,” A Confluence of Cultures: U.S.-Native American Relations in the 19th Century, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, October 10, 2015.

James J. Minesky, Ph.D.
Olsavsky, M.J., Carnicom, C., Schmidt, K.L. and Minesky, J.J.  2016.  Creating Synergies for Great Lakes Ecosystem Restoration & Sustainability Via Undergraduate Courses.  Oral presentation at the 2016 annual conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.  06-10 June 2016.

Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.
“Women Encountering Jesus: The Power of transforming Love” Day of Reflection for the Toledo Diocesan Conference of Catholic Women.  The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation. Carey, OH. May 11, 2016.

“Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Women Mystics. Franciscan Spirituality Center. February 13, 2016

“Care for Creation: Muslim and Catholic Accord.” With Fatima Al-Hayani. Lourdes University 34th Annual Ecumenical Lecture. April 3, 2016.

Second Hour. “Mary of Nazareth: Woman of Grace and Mercy.” Defiance, OH. Oct 7, 14, 2015.

Spirituality of leadership. Little Flower Parish. September 24, 2015.

“Saints: Our Companions on the Journey” Life Long Learning. September 10, 17, 24, 2015.

Keynote presenter for “Shaping the Future of Our Legacy” The General Assembly of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania June 24-26, 2015.

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D., submitted by:
Shelangoskie, Susan and Anjali Gray. “Sins against Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Scientific and Rhetorical Literacy.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference: “Arts and Sciences.” Columbus, 12-14 November 2015.

“‘Nerves of Empire’: Submarine Telegraph Technological Travel Narratives and Imperial Control.” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference: “Victorians and the World.” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, July 2015.

“Negotiating Shakespeare with Digital Tools.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, BGSU, October 2015.

Elizabeth T. Wise, Ph.D.
11/21/2015 Presented “Student Research Projects Related to the Intersection between Chemistry and Art” at the 2015 Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Public Performance, Recital, or Exhibition

Robert Campbell, M.A.
“Reducing Academic Dishonesty: A Full-Cycle Approach” Lifelong Learning Presentation, Lourdes University, April 22, 2016.

Dale Lanigan, Ed.D.
Made two presentations on Hate Crimes at Toledo Public Library in October 2015

Appeared on WTVG Channel 13 news program to discuss politics and political parties in November 2015

Published Book

Benjamin Brown, Ph.D.
“The Christian Humanism of Anselm of Canterbury.”  In A Companion to Medieval Christian Humanism: Essays on Principal Thinkers.  Ed. John P. Bequette.  Companions to the Christian Tradition, ed. Christopher M. Bellitto, vol. 69.  Boston, MA: Brill, 2016.

Adam R. Hodge, Ph.D.
The following is a book chapter, not a whole book: Adam R. Hodge, PhD, “Chapter Five: Auxiliaries and Scouts.” In A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign. Edited by Brad Lookingbill. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Noah Roderick, Ph.D.
Roderick, Noah. The Being of Analogy. London: Open Humanities Press, 2016

Published Peer Reviewed Article

Elaine C. Ault, B.S., C.S.M.M.
Ault, E. “Scientific Material Management Certification Overview” The NAOSMM Newsline, Winter 2016 Volume 48, No. 4

Ault, E. “Easy Integration of Technology” The NAOSMM Newsline, Winter 2016 Volume 48, No. 4

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
“A Multiple Inhabitance: Cultural Negotiation in Native American Autobiography.” The Dialogue of Cultures. Ed. Anca Dobrinescu, Editura Universităţii din Ploieşti, 2015.

“Eastern Promise,” Emanations 2+2=5, ed. Carter Kaplan, International Authors, 2015.

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.
“‘Nerves of the Empire’: Submarine Telegraph Technological Travel Narratives as Imperial Adventure.” Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century. Ed. Kate Hill. London: Ashgate, 2016. 92-108.

Reviewer for a Book, Journal or Article

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
Advisory Editor, Rhizomes: Culture Studies in Emerging Knowledge, 2015.

Served as Professional Expert in Some Capacity

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
International Authors Advisory Board, 2015

Judge, National Council of Teachers of English 2015 Norman Mailer Writing Award for Middle and High School Teachers, 2015.

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.

External reader for promotion portfolio. Sienna Heights English faculty promotion review. March 2016.


Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.

Book Review: Rebecca Moore, Women in Christian Traditions. New York: NY University Press.  Published in Catholic Books Review.

Book Review: Laura Vance. Women in New religions. New York: NY, University press. Published in Catholic Books Review

Juror for the College Theology Society Annual Volume.  An Unexpected Wilderness: Seeking God on a Changing Planet. Orbis Press, 2015

Writing of Self-Study or New Program

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D., submitted by:
Academy of Student Persistence and Completion, with Michelle Rable and Rachel Duff-Anderson, HLC, 2015.

Lourdes Quality Initiative Year One Analysis and Report, August 2015 (with Karen Mohar and Jenny Gagne)

Dean Elected President of National Organization

Lourdes University Provost Geoffrey Grubb, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the election of Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School, as President of The College Theology Society. Sr. Shannon will begin her term at CTS’s annual convention in June. “I have been an active member of The College Theology Society since 1985 … Continued