Nursing Program Earns Grant
The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Memorial Hospital presented Kent State University at Trumbull’s nursing program with a grant in excess of $20,000 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, which will be used for the purchase of a virtual intravenous simulator.
The simulator is an important piece of training equipment that provides a hands-on learning experience for students in the insertion of patient IVs, for which students need to earn certification in, in order to complete their coursework. Currently, Trumbull Campus students must travel to the Kent Campus to earn this certification. By having the equipment onsite at Kent State Trumbull, the certification process can be tied into the basic curriculum, and handled locally. Additionally, the equipment can be utilized to train other health care professionals in the community.
“We are truly appreciative of the Women’s Auxiliary for their generous support,” said Kathy Dwinnells, nursing program coordinator for Kent State Trumbull. “The new IV simulator will greatly enhance the student learning experience and better prepare them to enter the local workforce.”
The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Memorial Hospital is comprised of community-minded women who provide local grants each year to support healthcare related initiatives. Sarah Vosmik, president, feels that educating the next generation of nurses is critical to the future of local hospitals.
“These are students that will continue to live here and work in area hospitals upon graduation,” Vosmik said. “By supporting them with the proper training tools, they will ultimately be able to provide a higher quality of patient care.”
As part of its nursing program, Kent State Trumbull offers a Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN) degree, which can be completed in its entirety at the Trumbull Campus,with students fulfilling their clinical requirements at local healthcare facilities.
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Sarah Vosmik (left center), president of the Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, presents a check for over $20,000 to Kathy Dwinnells (right center), Kent State University at Trumbull’s nursing program coordinator.