Senator Susan Collins recently visited the NMCC campus to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new allied health simulation center.

Before cutting the ribbon, Senator Collins addressed the crowd gathered in the foyer of the Christie Complex on the NMCC campus: “The first simulation center opened some 10 years ago and that was a real milestone in nursing,” Senator Collins said, addressing a group of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

NMCC’s new simulation lab is complete with five hi-fidelity mannequins representing the highest level of technology available in the field of allied health training. Senator Collins said she was especially excited to see one mannequin named Pediatric Hal—one of only six of his kind in the world. “I love that it’s right here in northern Maine. How appropriate it is for us to be leading the way and building for the future.”

“I think it’s an absolutely wonderful way to enhance the clinical experience that all of you are receiving. You will all graduate much more confident because of some of the work you’ve done in the simulation lab,” Collins went on to say.

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