The Colorado Mountain College Foundation receives $125,000 from Google to increase access to nursing training
In an effort to address the shortage of registered nurses in Colorado, Colorado Mountain College will apply Google’s $125,000 donation to the CMC Foundation’s Rural Nursing Success Fund Capital Campaign that is funding three new high-fidelity nursing simulation labs at its Steamboat Springs, Spring Valley and Breckenridge campuses. Set in life-like healthcare environments, simulation labs bridge the gap between skills labs and theory coursework and are proven to foster the critical thinking, self-confidence and quick reflexes necessary to prepare students for the clinical environment.
“The experience that Colorado Mountain College’s nursing students will receive as a result of Google’s generosity is an important part of establishing countless health care careers,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, CMC’s President and CEO. “CMC is so grateful for Google’s support in bringing these state-of-the-art training labs and true to life mannequins to our students and to our rural mountain resort communities.”
“Google is proud to support the efforts of these institutions to advance career readiness in Colorado with innovative technology solutions,” said Javier González, Google’s Interim Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy for the Southwest Region. “Google has had a presence in Colorado for over 15 years, and we look forward to continuing our local partnerships to create a greater impact within the state.”