August 15, 2005

WNCC Recognizing Banner Churchill Contributions

Western Nevada Community College is expressing its gratitude to Banner Churchill Community Hospital for its strong community support and contributions to the college's rural nursing program with a reception on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The event is 1-3 p.m. in WNCC's nursing laboratory at 485 West B St.

Banner Churchill has committed $400,000 to the college to pay nursing instructor salaries for the rural nursing program, which currently has 16 students getting most of their nursing training and clinical experience in Fallon. In addition, the hospital has contributed equipment and supplies to the clinic, including the use of two computerized mannequins worth $72,000. The simulated patients can be programmed to exhibit symptoms of various ailments, which students must then diagnose. There will be a demonstration of the mannequins at the reception.

The WNCC nursing program was recently reaccredited through 2012 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. This year, 44 WNCC nursing graduates have received their degrees and nursing pins, and all are employed in the nursing field. For information about the WNCC nursing program, contact the Allied Health office at 775-445-3296 or visit the WNCC web site at www.wnc.edu/academics/division/nalh/.

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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