Grant Enhances Enrollment, Active Learning

Notre Dame College’s Division of Nursing has been awarded a $193,000 grant to increase the enrollment capacity in its pre-licensure nurse education program.

The two-year grant from the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) Nurse Education Grant Program will provide both equipment and personnel to support growth of the CCNE-accredited and fully OBN approved program at Notre Dame.

Part of the funds will be used for the purchase of a high fidelity human simulation manikin and debriefing equipment to expand the simulation resources in the College’s Shaughnessy Center for Nursing Innovation and Education.

The grant also will fund an increase in clinical adjunct faculty positions and support faculty development in the use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy as well as in support of increased student enrollment.

This is the first grant Notre Dame has received from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

It will support increased enrollment in the College’s nursing programs to 50 students per cohort, about twice the current number.

“Increasing the number of students our College can accommodate at the baccalaureate degree level will help alleviate the nation’s critical nursing shortage," said M. Patrice McCarthy, Ph.D., RN, CNS, division chair and professor of nursing at Notre Dame.

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