Family Nursing Course seeks pregnant volunteers for simulated prenatal visit


The faculty of the Grand Rapids Community College Family Nursing Course are looking for pregnant volunteers for a simulated prenatal visit.  This is not to replace a regular visit with your provider but an opportunity for our LPN students to simulate an office visit with willing participants.

We will hold our simulations on January 14 and January 16 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested and available, please contact Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft, NNP, PNP, MSN, by email and let know which date works best for you:

Directions and more detail to follow after sign-up.

Photo of prenatal doctor visit. A doctor is shown taking the blood pressure of a pregnant patient.

Policies Updated

The following policies have been updated or added and recently approved:

December 2018 Policy Meeting

3.5 Tobacco Free Environment (recently changed after passage of Proposal 1)

  • Changed references of “medical marijuana” to “marijuana in any form”
  • Added Misconduct Policy under Related Documents

6.23 Misconduct

  • Updated definitions to include “marijuana in any form”, due to Proposal 1 passage
  • Added D and E to Procedures. (D) indicates that employees must cooperate for investigations and (E) adds prohibition of retaliation language.  These additions are consistent with our EO policy.

SSPD Grants: January 2019 Funding Opportunity

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is January 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

The SSPD Application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available on the Grants Department webpage. Please note that applications must include a supervisor’s approval form, a budget form, and budget documentation.

If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Director of Grant Development, at 234-3340 or Good luck!