Nurse MakerLab

Coming Soon!

Have you had an idea about how a product or a process could be improved to make patient care better? The Nurse MakerLab is a mobile design studio for nurses to lead healthcare innovation projects and collaboratively solve problems. Nurse MakerLab provides the materials, the tools and the training nurses need to try new ideas and design solutions. Nurses are natural problem solvers and seek solutions to optimize the patient experience.

The Nurse MakerLab will be set up in the library classroom on a regular weekly basis for nurses to drop in to work on their projects, (schedule to be decided). No registration will be necessary. The MakerLab may also be available for checkout with chosen pieces of equipment when it is not being used in the classroom.

NYU Health Sciences Library supports nursing innovation by offering nurses the tools and knowledge to realize their ideas in a collaborative and community space that will work to the benefit of both nurses and their patients.

Showcase

Before the official launch of the Maker Space we invite you to enter your idea into what will be a showcase event during Nurses week. Eight to ten ideas will be chosen by Nurse Leadership. Those chosen will have access to the Mobile Makerspace during an eight-week period to realize their projects. At the end of the eight weeks and during Nurses Week they will be displayed in the library during a showcase event that will announce the official launch of the Makerspace.

To enter your idea, tell us about your project using this form.

The Equipment

  • Cricut Maker
    The Cricut cutting machine cuts paper, card, light balsas and fabric including Duoderm with a high level of precision.
  • Surebonder PRO2-100 100-Watt High Temperature Industrial Glue Gun
  • Bantam tools desktop PCB milling machine
    The milling machine can cut materials such as machinable wax, plywood, copper, resin and acrylic with a high level of accuracy.
  • BLACK+DECKER LD120VA 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories
  • X-Tronic Model #3020-XTS Digital Display Soldering Iron Station
  • Singer heavy duty 4423 sewing machine