Lebanon Valley College Dedicates its New Nursing Education Facility

LVC President James MacLaren and staff cut ribbon in honor of new nursing facility.

Students in the College’s first two Nursing classes demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment for guests.

Nearly 150 donors, students, faculty, trustees, and guests attended the dedication of Lebanon Valley College’s new 35,330-square-foot Nursing Education Facility on Friday, Oct. 20, on North Campus. LVC relaunched its Bachelor of Science Nursing Program with its first class in the Fall 2022 semester. The Nursing Program was revitalized through the guidance and leadership of Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H’08, trustee emerita, a former nurse and healthcare industry leader.

The new facility was created through the assistance of U.S. Congressman Dan Meuser (9th district), whose advocacy enabled LVC to secure a $1 million federal appropriation, and State Senator Chris Gebhard, State Representative Russ Diamond, and State Representative John Schlegel, who assisted in securing four Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program economic development grants totaling nearly $4 million to help graduate much-need nurses for the region.

“LVC Nursing students are gaining practical experience from expert faculty through clinical placements with our healthcare partners to become highly employable professionals who will positively contribute to the region’s economic and public health,” said Dr. James MacLaren, LVC president, during the ceremony. “LVC Nursing students are the courageous future caregivers who will improve and save lives.”

The new Nursing Education Facility, next to the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, includes simulation and skills laboratory spaces with manikin simulators from Laerdal, including a Nursing Anne Simulator, SimMon, SimJunior, SimBaby with Tracheostomy, Skills Lab-Nursing Anne, and all related hardware, software, and camera equipment.

“It is an honor to lead LVC’s Nursing Program and shape the next generation’s nurses,” said Dr. Colleen Marshall, Founding Chair of Nursing. “Our resources provide LVC Nursing students an amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and become part of a wonderful profession. It was a pleasure to see our donors, stakeholders, clinical partners, and community members during our momentous occasion.”

LVC’s simulation program will provide students with a comprehensive cultural competency experience. Majors will gain opportunities to practice skills, hone their clinical reasoning, and gain competence to provide culturally competent care and safe care to patients of all ages.

Please contact Dr. Colleen Marshall at cmarshal@lvc.edu with questions regarding LVC’s new Nursing Education Facility or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

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