The 2022 federal omnibus bill included $825,000 to support upgrading the nursing simulation lab at Minnesota State College Southeast’s Red Wing campus.
The bill was supported by Representative Angie Craig, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Tina Smith and is now headed to President Biden for signature into law.
Using existing space, the funding will make it possible for MSC Southeast to build a state-of-the-art hospital simulation center that mimics a hospital wing, with private patient rooms, a medication room, a nursing station, a control room, and debriefing rooms.
The hospital simulation center will provide the opportunity to train healthcare students using the most advanced technology, equipment, and methods. The federal funds will provide for design and construction as well as simulation equipment, training software, technology, and other equipment.
The simulation center will be available for use by community, clinical, and industry partners for training, continuing education, and professional development.
The space could be used for training by local EMT/EMS, firefighters, hospitals, and home health agencies.