High-Fidelity Simulation Manikins to Enhance Nursing Capacity

South Piedmont Community College Foundation Inc
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

This award provides funding to South Piedmont Community College Foundation to support the expansion of the College’s clinical program capacity. To address the current nursing shortage in North Carolina, health systems are working to cultivate resilience and develop the next generation of healthcare professionals. The College works with local healthcare providers to cultivate a reliable, trained and steady healthcare workforce to meet current and future industry demands through its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Licensed Practical Nursing program and a new LPN to RN program. Simulation is critical to the required clinical experience. High-Fidelity Simulation (HFS) manikins allow students to increase clinical simulation hours without additional faculty; they also diversify opportunities, build clinical judgment, and enhance clinical competencies to ensure practical readiness by immersing students in realistic clinical scenarios. The addition of HFS manikins will support the addition of the LPN to RN program and is expected to increase annual admissions in the ADN and LPN programs, resulting in an expected increase of 40 students annually. Golden LEAF funds would be used to purchase the HFS equipment.

Sherry GillespiePO Box 126Polkton, North Carolina 28135
Areas Served:
Anson, Union

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