On Friday, October 26, seven Marian University nursing students attended the first-ever Inter-Professional Education Simulation event at the Fairbanks Simulation Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
The event included nursing students from Butler University, Indiana University, Marian University, and Purdue University.
Marian University nursing students: Aaron Blackburn, Apryll Brown, Hannah Holmes, Tanesha McWilliams, Ashley Pierce, Ashley Ponsler, and Ashley Pertile, had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of their peers and members of the interdisciplinary health care team to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in caring for a variety of patients.
“Teamwork and collaboration with multidisciplinary providers is imperative in the health care field. We must use effective communication to facilitate better patient outcomes in moments of crisis,” Hannah Holmes, Marian University senior nursing major, said.
The simulations strengthened the skills that they have been taught through Marian University’s School of Nursing. Throughout the day, the students ran simulations of various “crisis” events that they could encounter in their nursing careers.
“Overall, I feel that Marian University has done an excellent job of preparing me for a changing and dynamic health care system. The Marian University nurses shined at the simulation and I was proud to walk out of the facility that day, wearing my Marian University uniform,” Holmes said.
About Marian University School of Nursing
The Marian University School of Nursing offers several undergraduate programs that lead to the bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN). Our BSN programs provide a strong educational framework for students interested in a career in nursing, and for registered nurses with an associate degree who wish to pursue a BSN. Our traditional undergraduate program prepares nurses who are educated in the liberal arts and clinically competent. Graduates of the Marian University School of Nursing are well equipped to play a strong role in the future of health care.
Programs for St.Vincent Health
In addition, the School of Nursing offers a flexible accelerated online educational program in affiliation with St.Vincent Health in Indiana. The accelerated BSN for St.Vincent Health allows students with a previous baccalaureate degree to earn a BSN in as little as 16 months, using a blend of online and on-site experiences. This program is exclusively offered with St.Vincent Health, and is innovative and unique to the area. For more information, call toll-free 888.682.2761.
For more information about the Marian University School of Nursing, please call 317.955.6155.