Lisa Haverstick Memorial Nursing Laboratory
Nadene Brunk ‘75 founded Midwives for Haiti, a nonprofit organization that trains women in midwifery. Nursing students in Professor Ann Schaeffer’s senior seminar spent 16 days in Haiti volunteering with the organization.
Michael Sumner ‘15, an emergency room nurse at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, Va., earned a Daisy Award for compassionate care and also national recognition for a research project.
Nearly 100% of nursing students have been offered positions before graduation. Annually, 80% of graduates stay in Virginia, including many at Sentara RMH, Augusta Health and University of Virginia Hospital System.
To meet these needs and prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders with interactive, practice-based instruction, EMU must upgrade and expand its clinical simulation assets on the Harrisonburg, VA, campus.
Why Support Nursing at EMU?
- At EMU, students learn and live a Sacred Covenant model that emphasizes service, empathy, self-giving love, advocacy and the nurse-patient relationship.
- Both the BS and Accelerated Second Degree program are at capacity with a wait list — and have been for many years.
- Our NCLEX* first-time pass rate is above the national average.
- Our graduates routinely praise the preparation offered by our nursing education and many return to the MSN program. We now offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program as well.
*National Council Licensure Examination
Partner with us for the Nursing Simulation Lab
Nursing simulation labs are designed to help prepare students for clinical events that are rare, but very high-risk, in the real-world setting.
Increasing the size of the lab and number of beds with simulators makes it easier to facilitate these scenarios so that every student can be prepared.
Help us educate more nurses through the renovation and expansion of simulation technology in EMU’s Lisa Haverstick Memorial Nursing Laboratory. Your gift to this nursing campaign will provide a realistic, state-of-the-art clinical environment AND enable EMU to increase the number of pre-licensure nursing graduates from an average of 48 to 64 per year!
EMU seeks contributions of $245,000 to support its growing nursing program:
Design and construction for 1,100 square feet of increased and renovated space will allow skill-building through practice
|8 beds, plus bedside cabinet, and overbed table||$17,000|
|3 Susie nursing simulators||$28,500|
|1 HAL medical simulator||$55,000|
|Additional simulation equipment: 8 oto-ophthalmoscopes, 2 pulse oximeters, 8 sphygmomanometers, 2 automatic vital sign machines, 8 IV pumps, 8 IV poles, 8 thermometers||$24,500|
|Medical gas headboards and other equipment||$12,000|
The nursing simulation lab memorializes the life and compassionate, caring spirit of Lisa Haverstick R.N. ’91, who died in 2004 after a three-week battle with pancreatitis. A combination of donations from Lisa’s family and friends and a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, helped to provide state-of-the-art equipment and computer software, including a SimMan™ manikin, to enable nursing students to learn medical procedures they could use in actual health care settings. The Lisa Haverstick Endowment Fund was also established to provide critical support for equipment replacement in the future. Help to carry on Lisa’s legacy of healing and love for others with your support of this campaign.