TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION’S $243,556 GRANT FOR ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN PREPARING NURSING STUDENTS FOR PATIENT SIMULATION
More and more grant funds are given to nursing educational institutions locally and nationally to create enhancing drives for the improvement of nursing care.
In an article, Texas Workforce Commission has issued a $243,556 worth grant to the Alvin Community College associate degree nursing program to be used for patient simulation through its Jobs and Education for Texans program.
The funds will be allotted to purchase equipment to be used in patient simulation scenarios with an emphasis on interdisciplinary care.
“These grant monies will provide simulation equipment (medium and high-fidelity simulators and mannequins), equipment to care for patients in an interprofessional simulation, and other equipment necessary to increase the training of students preparing to become registered nurses,” said Dr. Debbi Fontenot, ACC Associate Degree Nursing director.
Patient simulation is a significant facet in preparing nursing students for the workforce.
“Due to the complex nature of a typical patient’s healthcare needs, it is essential for nurses to work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team,” Fontenot said. “Instituting an interprofessional simulation will teach nursing students the critical skill of communication and teamwork with other members of the healthcare team.”
Obtaining a JET grant is essential boost to the nursing program and it’s one of the most in-demand programs at ACC.
“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this generous equipment grant that will allow our students to increase their own unique skill sets while also learning to work with others as part of the larger healthcare team,” said Dr. Cindy Griffith, vice president of instruction at ACC.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ is delighted with the issuance of grant funding from Texas Workforce Commission through its Jobs and Education for Texans program. Through JET grant, the institute sees a greater opportunity for nursing schools to boost their educational programs.
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