Panama City, FL –
GULF COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) – Drones and nursing are two highly sought after career fields that just got a boost at Gulf Coast State College.
Groundbreaking Ceremony held Thursday at Gulf Franklin Campus Celebrates Addition of Nursing Simulation Center and Unmanned Aerial System
“This is a very exciting day in college life and for our Gulf-franklin campus,” said Dr. John Holdnak, President of GCSC.
These programs will provide students with unparalleled resources.
“The expansion of the Gulf Franklin Nursing Program and Simulation Center has been made possible by the generous support of the Triumph Board’s $ 2.2 million grant,” said Dr. Holdnak.
“Both programs will provide well above average mid to high paying jobs here in the Gulf Franklin area,” said Al McCambry, Dean of Workforce Development at GCSC.
Students won’t have to leave campus to gain real-world experience with these high-fidelity nursing simulators.
“These are the patients who respond to student nurses,” said Dr. Holdnak. “They have legumes; you can give them injections; they breathe.
Students can learn how to interact with their patients at the Simulation Center, which prepares nursing students to provide excellent patient care.
Board chairman Jim McKnight said they have been ready to develop an air system installation for some time.
“We can train people to be drone pilots who don’t necessarily go out, so we’re doing the mission of having jobs for our young people,” McKnight said.
There is no date set for the start of work, but school leaders are optimistic for the start of 2021.
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