Two new grants for Siena College nursing will be used to fund equipment upgrades for the growing program.
A $25,000 grant was received from the Hugoton Foundation, plus a $20,000 grant from the Arnold Cogswell Health Fund of the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region.
The funds are already earmarked for enhancements to the health assessment labs in the Baldwin Nursing program. Four new fully-outfitted bays will be created, and wound care models and medical equipment will be purchased.
“Our nursing program is growing steadily and we need the space to expand,” said Lisa Flack, DNS, Siena’s director of nursing. “We want to be sure our students have ample opportunity to work with the same equipment they’ll be using in their careers as nurses.”
The upgrades to the nursing suite in Roger Bacon Hall will begin this summer and will be ready for the start of the fall semester.
Siena offers two nursing degrees – a four-year dual degree program with Ellis Belanger School of Nursing in Schenectady, and an RN to BS program for those who already hold a nursing degree and are looking to continue their education. The two programs together enroll nearly 80 students.