TRENTON, NJ – The Investors Bank Foundation in partnership with Roma Bank Community Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank, has awarded a $37,500 grant to the Thomas Edison State University Foundation, in support of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing.
The funding is part of a multiyear installment that supports the ongoing expansion of the school's innovative online Virtual Clinical Simulation (VCS) program and its on-ground Nursing Simulation Lab.
"The VCS program has given our online nursing students access to sophisticated digital representations of patients, integrated with advanced technology and software," explained Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at the college. “The funding also supports our on-ground Nursing Simulation Lab which is the technological centerpiece of the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program.”
According to Marshall, both technologies are invaluable in supplementing students’ clinical floor nursing experience, enabling them to develop optimal critical thinking and decision-making skills in replicated environments at no risk to real patients.
"We are enormously grateful for the generosity of the Investors Bank Foundation," said John P. Thurber, vice president for Public Affairs at the college. "Their funding makes it possible for us to respond to the needs of our students and provide an important technological component in their education. Their support, and that of all our donors and partners, is vital to the pursuit of our mission."