FREMONT – Fremont Health and Midland University announced plans for a state-of-the-art Simulation Laboratory, which will provide hands-on learning for nursing students, Fremont Health staff and healthcare professionals in the area.
The simulation lab will feature technologically advanced computerized manikins that simulate real-life scenarios within a clinical setting. The lab will be located at Fremont Health and it will be the first of its kind in the community.
“The opportunities for advanced training in simulation are many,” said Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Fremont Health Peg Kennedy. “This kind of learning environment emphasizes improving quality, safety and overall experiences for our patients. It puts learning into action and we are excited to see this long-time vision move forward.”
The project is estimated at an overall cost of $1 million and it will be funded through philanthropic support. The Fremont Health foundation and Midland University have received a $500,000 matching grant from the Rupert Dunklau Foundation, allowing for the project to begin while additional funds are raised.
“This simulation lab is essential to the future of our Nursing program and will elevate the hands-on experience our nursing students need to be best prepared to enter the field of nursing,” said President of Midland University Jody Horner. “The partnership with Fremont Health provides a solutions-based response to this growing need, and we are truly grateful to the Rupert Dunklau Foundation for its support of this collaborative project by leading the way in our philanthropic effort.”
“The Rupert Dunklau Foundation’s generosity to both Fremont Health and Midland University has been extraordinary over the years,” said Jessica Janssen, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Midland University. “We are honored that they wanted to support this critical program and excited to share this opportunity with our benefactors and community to help create a hub for healthcare education in Fremont for the generations of learners to come.”
If you would like more information or if you would like to make a donation, contact the Fremont Health Foundation at 402-727-3566, or contact Midland University at 402-941-6523.