In August 2021, Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) received a $97,000 grant award from the Henry L. Guenther Foundation to purchase procedural training equipment for the College of Graduate Nursing Simulation Center. High fidelity simulation equipment is essential for training graduate nursing students for practice in urgent care (UC) and emergency department (ED) settings. The expanded training capabilities made possible by these simulation models enable students from other WesternU colleges to learn and practice these unique skills within an interprofessional framework.

“The WesternU College of Graduate Nursing has built a solid reputation of educating outstanding and compassionate advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders – a success we credit to our students, faculty, and community partners, such as the Henry L. Guenther Foundation,” said Donna M. Emanuele, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CNS, FAANP, Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and ENP Post Graduate Certificate and Associate Professor of Nursing.

A ceremony and luncheon took place Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, to celebrate the Henry L. Guenther Foundation donating $97,000 to the College of Graduate Nursing to upgrade equipment in the Nursing Skills and Simulation Laboratory. Left to right: CGN Dean Mary Lopez, PhD, RN, Henry L. Guenther Foundation Office Administrator Alba Colorado, and CGN Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice and ENP Post Graduate Certificate programs and Associate Professor Donna M. Emanuele, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CNS, FAANP. (Jeff Malet, WesternU)