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RANGELY I CNCC grants administrator Michael Melneck announced last week that the Caring for Colorado Foundation has awarded a $78,661 grant to Colorado Northwestern Community College to improve simulation capacities in the college’s nursing program, which is on the Craig campus.
“The new simulators are updated, state-of-the-art tools that nursing students will be able to utilize throughout their study in the nursing program,” emphasized Melneck when asked how it will impact CNCC and the nursing program.
When asked how this will help the Craig campus nursing program, Kelly Martin, CNCC nursing program director stated, “The Caring for Colorado grant monies will be used to upgrade the simulation lab space. Simulation provides students a safe and effective environment to explore diverse patient-care experiences that prepare nursing students for the challenging demands of nursing practice
“Nursing students will be able to practice their developing nursing skills in progressive care scenarios and critique their own and other students’ performance through live watch and debriefing technologies,” Martin said. “Simulation adds precision and validity to the nursing program’s rigorous curriculum.”