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FLCC nursing program expansion includes lifelike patient simulator

Last summer, Finger Lakes Community College launched a $7.2 million addition at its main campus.

The addition allows a 60% expansion in the number of students in its RN program. The addition is being funded by a $3.4 million capital grant from the state and a $3 million dollar donation from the Sands Family Foundation, the largest single donation in FLCC history. The addition also allows FLCC to launch an LPN program. Thompson Health will supply a faculty member for the program. Nursing Professor Susan McCarty says one of the most exciting parts of the program expansion is a larger nursing simulation lab, where students can work on a lifelike simulated patient, with no faculty in the room.

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Robert K. Nye, President of Finger Lakes Community College, said, “We are so excited and grateful for the support and partnerships with the Sands family, Thompson Health, and Ontario County to create the Sands Center for Allied Health. This project expands our nursing program and other related health care programs to educate the skilled healthcare providers who will help ensure a high quality of life for our community.”

Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Susan McCarthy below.