Emporia State University's School of Nursing received a generous $500,000 donation from Newman Regional Health, reports the school. The funds are designated for the establishment of a state-of-the-art simulation hospital on the third floor of the upcoming Nursing and Wellness building, a $22 million project. This substantial investment will be allocated towards equipment and capital construction expenses.
The simulation hospital features five specialized labs. These include an adult care training lab, an adult care simulation room, an obstetric simulation training lab, an emergency care simulation room, and a pediatric care simulation room. The facility will also be equipped with high-fidelity mannequins, providing students with hands-on practice opportunities. Of particular interest is the obstetric lab, where a high-fidelity mannequin is designed to simulate childbirth, enhancing the learning experience for aspiring healthcare professionals.