Nursing program benefits from grant dollars
(CONCORDIA, KS) – The Nursing program at Cloud County Community College was recently the recipient of a grant from the Impact Fund for Cloud County and Gelvin-Ingersoll Medical Education Fund. The Community Foundation for Cloud County awarded these grant dollars to the program.
“We are grateful to the Community Impact Fund-Gelvin Ingersoll for their continued support of nursing education at Cloud County Community College,” Krista Bryant, CCCC Instructor in Nursing, said. “The funds we received were all spent to directly enhance the students’ clinical skills.”
The nursing program received $3,500 from the grant. Major items purchased include an electronic auscultation trainer, which helps nursing students learn the correct techniques of thoracic assessment and iPads for use in the clinical areas to teach the students about effective, responsible use of electronic resources in health care.
According to Bryant, the students (in the program) travel to a homeless shelter to do client screenings and health teaching, under the direction of an instructor.
Additional resources purchased through the grant will assist in these shelter visits. Those resources include: blood pressure cuffs, a vision chart, and education posters that will be used to increase the effectiveness of the nursing program students’ activities at the shelter.
A CCCC nursing student and instructor work with the electronic auscultation trainer in a thoracic assessment activity.