HCC nursing program gets simulators

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Pictured with the awarded equipment, are Matt Dorsey, left, nursing lab coordinator at Hagerstown Community College, and Karen Hammond, director of HCC’s nursing program.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Hagerstown Community College’s nursing program recently received an award from The Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium.

The total amount of the award was $45,269. The items received included three Laerdal Nursing Kelly Simulators, one Laerdal Nursing Kid, a LifePak 12 Defibrillator and a Cardionics Sam3G Auscultation Trainer.

Matt Dorsey, HCC nursing lab coordinator, said in a news release that the award “presents an opportunity for students to experience real world settings in a controlled and safe environment.”

The MCSRC is a statewide funding initiative authorized under the auspices of the Nurse Support Program II and jointly approved by the Health Services Cost Review Commission. This program is designed to increase the quality and quantity of simulation used in nursing education.