NMCC will host an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new allied health simulation center.

The ceremony will be held on October 12th at 1:30 pm. The simulation center brings students as close to real-world experiences as you can in a simulated environment. It's located on the second story of the Christie Complex on NMCC campus.

The simulation center consists of three simulation rooms, complete with interactive mannequins, and has a control room dedicated to each room. Instructors record events that occur in each room to debrief the students after each simulation.

Angela Buck, RN, MSN, FNP-C, of the Nursing and Allied Health Department, said “Our goal has been to provide the highest-quality clinical experience for our students; however, due to changes in modern medicine we sometimes face inconsistent learning opportunities in the hospital setting, which have provided challenges in nursing education. By providing the students with high-fidelity simulation, we can replicate many patient-situations and the students are able to develop and practice their nursing skills in an environment with no risk to patients.”

Buck added that NMCC purchased five hi-fidelity mannequins -- three adult, one newborn, and one pediatric to provide a wide scope of educational possibilities.

“We have state-of-the-art equipment and I am excited about how this has improved our nursing program,” said Buck. “These experiences provide the students with a more consistent, efficient and proficient educational training as future healthcare professionals.”

The project was funded through a variety of sources through the NMCC Foundation.

For more information on healthcare professions and educational opportunities at Northern Maine Community College, visit www.nmcc.edu.

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