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TVCC Receives Nursing Innovation Grant
   
Posted: 11/8/2016 11:28:59 AM
Supports development of simulation and skills labs


Trinity Valley Community College has been awarded a $163,452 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Division of Academic Quality and Workforce under the Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP). The grant will be used to purchase a high fidelity mannequin and other equipment to provide nursing students with a realistic labor and delivery experience.
“Last spring and summer, 50% of our acute care facilities closed their OB departments, making it difficult for our students to get the hands-on experiences they need,” said Dr. Helen Reid, Provost of TVCC’s Health Science Center. The new equipment will help fill the training void left by the closures.
The goal of the grant is to support the development of simulation and skills labs to expand capacity of nursing programs that prepare students for initial licensure as registered nurses. TVCC is one of 17 institutions to share in the almost $3 million total grant.