Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SXU receives more than $410,000 in federal grants for nursing equipment

Funding will support undergraduate nursing education, technology and distance education equipment for graduates

Chicago (Sept. 22, 2010) Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing recently received $411,519 in federal grant money for new educational equipment through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

A $246,489 grant will support technology and distance education equipment for graduate nursing programs. Requested equipment includes videoconferencing equipment, a video server, a smart classroom, presentation equipment for two classrooms, SMART board interactive white boards and the addition of equipment for wireless capability throughout the School of Nursing wing.

A $165,030 grant will support nursing lab equipment, primarily for undergraduate education. Requested equipment includes a critical care bed, a ventilator, a crash cart package, a Demodose Meddispense System, a Radiant Warmer and Crib, a SimMan G, a Sim Newborn Advanced and an A/V system for the simulation lab.

“This generous grant will help Saint Xavier University better train and educate our students using cutting edge technology to prepare them for the challenges of nursing in the modern era,” said School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D.

"All equipment purchased under the two grants will be funded in full with Federal American Recover and Reinvestment Act grant dollars provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals initiative. HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."



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