Photo Caption: NHC-Hillview administrator Edward Moore presented a donation check to Columbia State Community College for nursing program instructional equipment. Pictured (left to right): Barbara Blum, Columbia State nursing director; Janet Smith, Ph.D., Columbia State president; Edward Moore; and Bethany Lay, Columbia State executive for advancement.
(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Nov. 15, 2012) - - - Teaching capability for Columbia State Community College’s nursing program is being enhanced by a recent donation from The Foundation for Geriatric Education. The donation was funded from proceeds of the seventh annual Summer Songwriter’s Night held earlier this year in Maury County.
“We are pleased to help with the purchase of equipment for the nursing program,” said NHC-Hillview administrator Edward Moore, who presented the check to Columbia State president, Janet Smith, Executive for Advancement Bethany Lay and Nursing Program Director Barbara Blum.
Blum explained that a portion of nursing instruction includes use of an interactive educational system that includes “SUSIE,” a wireless dedicated human simulator.
Lay said the donation from Songwriter’s Night is being used to add a virtual patient 20” monitor system to each simulator. The touch-screen monitor advances student learning by offering close observation and tracking of the simulated patient’s vital signs, along with their responses to medications, treatments and nursing interventions.