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.