Nursing Program Receives Grant Funding for Equipment

Date Posted: March 31, 2024

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Georgia Board of Healthcare Workforce (GBHCW) Nursing School Grant totaling $478,000. The funds from this grant will be used to significantly enhance SCTC’s nursing program by acquiring additional state-of-the-art simulation manikins, including three adult SimMan 3G Plus and two pediatric SimJunior Plus. The acquisition of these five high-fidelity manikins will be instrumental in overcoming critical barriers currently in place as we work to increase the number of much-needed nursing graduates.

SCTC Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kimberly Register, stated, “This grant represents a transformative step for SCTC and our nursing programs. With these advanced simulation manikins, we can provide our students with unparalleled practical experience, ensuring they are fully prepared to meet the healthcare challenges of our communities.”

The addition of these simulation manikins will allow SCTC to expand its capacity in nursing education, training additional nurses and significantly improving the hands-on learning experience for students. The acquisition of the simulation manikins enables SCTC to offer a more efficient and highly effective training environment while addressing the pressing need for more clinical placement spaces and faculty. This enhancement to the nursing program is anticipated to have a long-term impact, bolstering SCTC’s capacity to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community.

College President, Dr. Irvin Clark, added, “The support we have received from the Georgia Board of Healthcare Workforce for this initiative underscores the confidence in our institution’s ability to make a meaningful impact on healthcare education. It is a testament to our commitment to excellence and our role in nurturing the next generation of nursing professionals.”