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Mount Union Nursing Program Earns $25,000 Grant from Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation

January 29, 2021

CANTON, Ohio — The University of Mount Union’s Department of Nursing was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation to support the growth of its simulation laboratories.

The funding will be directed toward multiple purchases for student hands-on learning:

  • an intensive care unit crib for Mount Union’s pediatric simulator
  • audio and video equipment for the pediatric simulation room to record student work
  • a dedicated control room for the simulation labs
  • eight new controllers for continued simulator functionality. 

“We remain incredibly grateful for the Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation’s ongoing support for the University of Mount Union and are again honored to include the Foundation as a true partner in our efforts to allow our students to be exceptional,” said Dr. Tim Meyers, professor and chair of Mount Union’s Department of Nursing.

The upgrades from the Foundation’s generosity will be implemented alongside numerous Nurse Anne simulators with heart and lung sounds, a birthing simulator and a wireless simulator that can sweat and bleed. These state-of-the-art facilities in Gallaher Hall are direct contributors to the 100% all-time passage rate of Mount Union nursing students on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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