Northeast State recently received a $45,000 Perkins IV Reserve grant to fund a Nursing coordinator position at the College’s Regional Center for Health-Related Professions.
The coordinator will be responsible for expanding learning opportunities and improving services offered by the Nursing division’s NURS (Nurses Utilizing Resources for Success) Center.
According to grant information, the coordinator will:
- monitor student progress in the nursing program and providing intervention as needed;
- ensure nursing students have a personalized academic plans for completion that utilize academic, career-planning, and counseling services that support their persistence;
- facilitate group tutoring sessions and providing supplementary instruction;
- conduct workshops and presentations on topics pertaining to goal setting, time management, and study skills.
The NURS Center opened in 2013 and it has grown to become a hub for faculty/staff/student networking, tutoring and advisement, and studying and research. The center’s success has resulted in the need to hire a coordinator to oversee the Center operations and increase student-centered programming and services.
Northeast State has invested $190,000 in high-technology manikins and the coordinator will be responsible for integrating simulation into curriculum and maximizing the technology available to students.
Research has proven that students learn more efficiently and have increased critical thinking skills when simulation is incorporated into learning. The use of simulation in the classroom and the presence of a consistent support person in the Center will add significant value to student learning and positively impact student retention, graduation, and success in the workforce.