Press Release: UMass Dartmouth to Open Elisabeth A. Pennington Simulation Laboratory
UMass Dartmouth to Open Elisabeth A. Pennington Simulation Laboratory
Dedication of New Nursing Simulation Lab to take place Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Date: September 20, 2013
College of Nursing
Chancellor Divina Grossman will join students, faculty, and alumni in dedicating a new addition to their campus that will offer students and faculty in UMass Dartmouth's College of Nursing a significant, multifunctional teaching and learning resource. The dedication ceremony of the Elisabeth A. Pennington Simulation Laboratory (SimLab) will take place Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Dion Building, Room 205, with a reception to follow. The SimLab offers an experimental learning environment designed to prepare future nurses with the equipment and experience necessary to practice basic and advanced nursing skills.
Dr. Elisabeth Pennington is the former Dean of the College of Nursing and it is in her name the SimLab will be dedicated for her continuous support of the College of Nursing and the state-of-the-art new simulation lab. The lab will contain hospital beds, equipment, and adult and pediatric mannequins, allowing for skill specific development, accompanied with technology capturing video footage for better instruction.
UMass Dartmouth's College of Nursing is uniquely positioned to shape the course of nursing in southeastern New England. As the only four year university that offers a Nursing degree south of Greater Boston, the university embraces the incredible responsibility for the future of nurses and the thousands of patients they will care for each year in southeastern New England and beyond