USM receives grant for program
The Goppert Foundation of Kansas City, Mo., recently donated $200,000 to the University of Saint Mary nursing department.
"I am so grateful to the Goppert Foundation for this grant, and I'm thrilled for the students and faculty to be able to provide state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and learning nursing," said Karen Fernengel, dean of nursing. "Getting this grant will help make our ultimate dream of creating a great, hands-on nursing program a reality."
Fernengel said funds would be used to purchase virtual human patient simulators, which can simulate virtually any illness, condition or injury. Fernengel also plans to purchase a Virtual IV simulator, which will allow students to simulate running IVs into patients.
The goal of the Goppert Foundation is to serve the needs of the community in the areas where Goppert-owned banks are located.