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Georgia nursing students get hands-on experience in simulation lab.
“The high-fidelity mannequins allow for our students to have instantaneous feedback,” said Dr. Lisa Jellum, the dean of health science at Georgia Highlands College.
A partnership the college has with Wellstar for several years is helping grow the nursing program. A recent grant is being used toward the purchase of six new practice patients. They are high-tech mannequins including four adults, a child, and a newborn.
Shea Walker is the assistant director of the nursing program. She says the simulation lab bridges the gap between the classroom and the clinic.
“If they’re immersed in the same kind of equipment they’ll be using in the work force, that makes our students much more equipped to stay long term and be really high functioning employees,” Jellum said.