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BSC gets grant for mobile nursing simulation lab

Published: Sep 11 2018
Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the US. According to the U.S. Bureau Labors Statistics, there will be more than 1 million nursing vacancies by 2024. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the USDA, BSC was able to purchase a roving simulation lab for their students who are training to be nurses in medical centers in Hazen, Harvey, Ashley, Garrison and, starting next fall, Hettinger.

In the past, those students had to travel to Bismarck to train with the simulations. Annie Paulson, director of BSC's nursing program, says this will ensure students at the BSC satellite sites are receiving the same quality of education as the students in Bismarck, as well as help recruit nurses in rural areas where there are often shortages.

Read more about the nursing simulations and how BSC nursing students are gaining valuable work experience from this high-tech training tool in this recent Bismarck Tribune feature.

Photo by Mike McCleary, The Bismarck Tribune