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Immaculata University’s Division of Nursing Receives Grant to Purchase New Simulation Mannequins

Students to gain experience with emergency care

Immaculata University is pleased to announce that the Division of Nursing has secured a grant of $75,000 from the Henry A. Quinn Charitable Foundation for the purchase of two new Nursing Anne high-fidelity simulators.

“The mannequins will provide students with the opportunity to practice skills in a safe laboratory environment enabling them to transfer these skills to the clinical setting,” states Sharon Barnes, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor and manager of the Nursing Arts and Clinical Simulation Lab at Immaculata.

The new mannequins will complement the simulation mannequins that the Division of Nursing currently utilizes in its labs. According to Barnes, the Nursing Anne simulators are very life-like and will be used for a variety of activities across the curriculum. These state-of-the-art mannequins display neurological and physiological symptoms and provide multiple features that will help nursing students learn life-saving interventions and practice their clinical skills. The mannequins provide the opportunity to practice many basic and advanced clinical skills without risk to patients.

The Henry A Quinn Charitable Foundation is a private philanthropy, voluntarism and grant making foundation located in Rosemont, PA. Established in 2006, the Henry A. Quinn Charitable Foundation focus is the support of non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania seeking funding assistance for education initiatives as well as activities serving children and the economically disadvantaged.

Today’s Immaculata University is a vibrant coeducational community of active and engaged learners. Established in 1920 and guided by the servant leadership tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University empowers graduates for lifelong success, leadership and service. Immaculata offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs and is home to 23 NCAA athletic teams. The expansive suburban campus is located in renowned Chester County, Pa, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

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