Assabet Valley nurse program receives grant

Students practice simulated scenarios in the nursing program. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Assabet Valley Regional Technical School-Practical Nurse Program (AVRTS-PNP) recently received a Responsive Grant to upgrade the Clinical Resource Center – Simulation Lab from the Metrowest Health Foundation. This grant will provide a new audiovisual system for live streaming of simulation scenarios to the classroom, a video library and faculty training for the new software.

Simulation is well-established in the literature as an excellent teaching method. AVRTS-PNP is committed to this method and additional training and resources will allow us to maximize the benefit to our students. Graduation of skilled nurses, prepared for the local workforce, is consistent with the mission of the Metrowest Health Foundation.

A Metrowest Health Foundation Grant was awarded in 2006 for the original construction of the Center and Assabet PN students receive Metrowest Health Foundation Scholarships annually. The partnership between Assabet Valley Regional Technical School Practical Nurse Program and the Metrowest Health Foundation has been instrumental in PN program success.