Eastern donates training equipment to Grant Memorial Hospital

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is updating its nursing skills lab this summer and needed to free up some space in the lab, so the nursing program has donated three of its training mannequins and a hospital bed to Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH), located in Petersburg, where Jaime Bland, GMH human resources generalist, said the equipment will be used for hospital staff training.

Aaron Snyder, GMH maintenance; Jaime Bland, GMH human resources generalist; Dominic Phillips, Eastern division chair for general education; Barb See, Eastern nursing program administrative secretary; and Ricky Kimble, GMH maintenance, stand in the college’s nursing lab with the donated equipment on July 18 as it was being prepared for transport to the hospital.

Eastern has maintained a long-time partnership with GMH, where nursing students gain valuable clinical experiences at the not-for-profit critical access facility. Spring 2022 nursing graduates also benefited from a new preceptorship program at the hospital, where nursing students were paired with skilled GMH staff for individualized coaching and mentoring.

Eastern’s nursing program, which is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, accepts a new cohort of students every two years, with the 2024 cohort starting classes in August. To learn more about the nursing program at Eastern, visit https://easternwv.edu/academics/nursing-program/