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Building Futures: A Campaign for Advanced Healthcare Education
Building Futures: A Campaign for Advanced Healthcare Education is a project that will provide financial resources to build the simulated hospital on the Rockingham Community College campus.
The Owens Human Services building will undergo extensive renovations that will transform the first floor into a facility that promotes interdisciplinary approach to the education of our health sciences students in all disciplines.
This project, with a budget of $4.8 million, will be supported by local funding.
Construction begins in October of 2013.
- What is education through simulation?
Education in a simulated hospital provides a teaching site where students use a variety of low - and high - fidelity programmable mannequins and video and computer equipment to practice and developing skills n a safe setting. Learning in this environment provides students with realistic situations that can be expected once they are employed in the health care field.
Realistic healthcare experiences are simulated to meet the clinical training needs of health care students and practicing professionals.
- What will students experience in a simulated hospital?
Ambulance Bay Respiratory Therapy Lab ED Trauma Debriefing Room Skills Lab Phlebotomy Lab Acute Care Unit Occupational Therapy Lab Examination Rooms Medical Technology Lab Intensive Care Unit Birthing Center Surgery and Trauma Suite
Comprehensive Learning Centers
The center of the building will feature a multi-purpose atrium space where students can study and relax and the community can host events. The second floor of the building will contain spaces for classrooms, a conference room, and staff lounge.
- What is interdisciplinary learning?
Interdisplinary learning in the simulated hospital environment provides students with a hands-on, clinical experience working interdepartamentally.
Just as in a healthcare practices including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians offices, and clinics practitioners of various disciplines interact continuously in order to provide optimum care for their patients. By housing all the health sciences into one building within a simulated hospital setting, the college can realistically reproduce that environment for students. An interdisciplinary approach provides realistic situations for the student and assists them in garnering the skill set that will take them from novice to competency producing students who are competent and work ready.
It is an exciting time to be at RCC, and I am honored to be a part of Building Futures: A Campaign For Advanced Healthcare Education for the extraordinary simulated hospital project. It is my job to assist in raising the funds needed for the project and keep the college and community abreast of our progress.
I invite you to contact me with questions, concerns or about becoming one of our generous supporters. Donations are needed on all levels and will be recognized within the building.
Working together, we will make this landmark project a huge success.
Join those who have already made their pledge to this exciting project.
For more information contact:
Jeanette Webb, Capital Campaign Assistant
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2016