The nursing simulation lab located in Rhodes Hall is the newest addition to Keene State College following the accreditation of the Nursing Program last semester. Director of Nursing Mary-Ellen Fleeger commented on the growing program and how greater space was needed to accommodate studentsâ€™ learning.
According to Fleeger, the program â€œstarted with eighteen students, then we went to thirty-three and the next year we went to the full complement of forty-eight,â€Â Fleeger said.
What this new lab entails for students, as well as the program, is experience and comfort before entering the workforce among many other things.
â€œIt will bridge the gap between classroom theory and the practical experience that they need to provide good quality patient care. The simulations here are like real patients,â€ Fleeger said.