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“Everything here gives us a better idea in a clinical setting,” Massey said. “Working with the models here made me much more comfortable entering a real clinical setting.”

Whether it’s practicing on their “patient” dummies, whether it’s incubating or putting on a colostomy bag, working with simulated breathing issues in one of their lungs but not. both, all of this, she said, helps make the jump from the classroom to working with real patients less intimidating. Massey said just seeing each other on video helps them become better nurses.

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“This allows us to provide students with cutting edge technology so that when they go to the clinic they are better prepared,” said Dr. Camille Reese. She is Mitchell’s vice president for training.

It also helped that during a pandemic they had the technology in the facility that allowed them to simulate intensive care clinics there when they couldn’t enter hospitals or other health care centers. of the region.

Students like Massey have also taken advantage of building technology in an easy way. With online courses, the ability to interact via video and other means integrated into the classroom meant that ensuring social distancing didn’t slow students down either.

Linda Wiersch, dean of nursing and health, said they took advantage of the size of the 40,000-square-foot facility by being able to divide students into two rooms while still allowing a group to watch their instructors in video.

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