GRCC Nursing Students Learn Critical Thinking and Clinical Skills in a Safe Environment – Photos

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Friday June 29, 2012 was Simulation Station Learning Day for OB nursing students in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at GRCC.  Nursing education at GRCC is transitioning from traditional methods of classroom and clinical instruction to inclusion of technology.  The use of dynamic and static manikins enable instructors to accommodate varying learning styles and offer a safe practice environment for students prior to caring for patients.

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Both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the National League for Nursing (NLN), GRCC’s accrediting agency for nursing programs, along with the Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) encourage the integration of technology competencies into nursing education.  Simulation is emerging onto the forefront of nursing education, and has been shown to provide a level of realism for practicing skills, making decisions and taking action in a safe environment where students are allowed to make mistakes (Eggenberger & Regan, 2010).

Eggenberger, S. & Regan, M. (2010, June).  Expanding simulation to teach family nursing.  Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (10). Pp. 550-558.

Exciting News From GRCC Right to Know – New Solution for MSDS Sheets


GRCC has partnered with MSDSonline  to aid in the management of our Right To Know Program which details procedures for MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and Chemical Inventory. MSDSonline is focused on helping businesses of all sizes improve the management of chemical products and material safety data sheets. You’ll notice a great improvement over our former program.

A material safety data sheet is a required document that contains information for the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of potentially hazardous chemicals, prepared by the supplier or manufacturer of a chemical or chemical-based material. Each MSDS is intended to tell what the hazards of the product are, how to use the product safely, what to expect if the recommendations are not followed, what to do if accidents occur, how to recognize symptoms of overexposure, and what to do if such incidents occur.

Please see and view the training video (link under GRCC – MSDS Resources) to familiarize yourself with the new program.

A HUGE Raider Salute to Jeff Kissinger, along with Melissa Davis, Derek DeVries, Tatiana Fusari, Judi Hinton, Patrick Lapenna, Mary Rudd and Matthew Sutherland for all their assistance in bringing the new program to fruition.

Please call x4050 with any questions. Thank you!

Nursing Students Raising Funds for American Cancer Society

Tuesday July 3 from 11-1 on Bostwick Commons and 12-2 on the 4th Floor Main walkway GRCC Nursing Students will be selling T-shirts for the American Cancer Society. Two different colors, Army Green or Pink with the saying (front) Cancer Never Surrenders, and the (backside) Neither Will We. All proceeds to the ACS and the fight against Cancer.  T-shirts sell for 10.00.