Community Foundation for Cloud County Donates $20,000 to CCCC's SimMan Campaign

By Toby Nosker
KNCK News Director

The Cloud County Community College (CCCC) Nursing Department received a $20,000 donation from the Community Foundation for Cloud County to be used toward the purchase of a SimMan Essential Human simulator.

Simulation is used extensively in Cloud County Community College's Nursing Department, and is a vital piece of the clinical practice opportunities. Specific nursing skills are taught with smaller individual supplies, but building clinical reasoning and clinical judgment requires creative scenario building that is enhanced with the technology a human simulator provides. The use of SimMan in the lab provides a safe environment for students to make decisions and experience the result of both correct and incorrect responses to problems posed in a wide variety of healthcare situations. The current SimMan is more than 15 years old, and is in need of replacement.

The CCCC Foundation is conducting the campaign to purchase a new SimMan, which will cost $50,000. A $10,000 donation from Dynamic Campus kicked off the fundraising campaign in August 2016.

In January, the Concordia Lutheran Church Foundation provided a $3,000 donation.

This week's $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Cloud County is made up of $1,678 from the Cloud County Public Health Fund, $2,683 from the Gelvin-Ingersoll Medical Education Fund, and $15,639 from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund for Cloud County.

For more information on the SimMan campaign, or to make a contribution, contact the Cloud County Community College Foundation.