Center for Experiential Learning Receives Modernization Grant Funds

Sim Junior Manikins in WSU College of Nursing Center for Experiential Learning

Washington State University’s College of Nursing Center for Experiential Learning will undergo a series of updates with the help of a substantial Modernization grant. Led by Assistant Dean Dawn DePriest, DNP, MSHS, ARNP, FNP, the College will be upgrading its simulation labs across all three campuses, investing up to $270,000 per campus. This significant funding will allow the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment, including lifelike patient manikins, hospital beds, and other state-of-the-art equipment.

These updates will enable students to engage in immersive learning experiences that closely mirror real-world healthcare settings. The modernized simulation labs, combined with practical clinical exposure, provide nursing students with the necessary skills, critical thinking abilities, and teamwork experience to excel in the ever-evolving field of healthcare.