California State University Dominguez Hills School of Nursing, after receiving a $25,000 donation from the Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation in Carson, Calif., decided to name the simulation lab inside the new on-campus Nursing Clinical Skills Lab after its donor. The simulation lab will be known as the Providence Little Company of Mary Simulation Laboratory.
“This partnership is a natural fit,” said Kathleen Harren, RN, MHA, director of the Providence Southern California Nursing Institute. “We are thrilled to be a linked partner with the nursing program at CSU Dominguez Hills. Nancy Carlson, CEO of Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro, is a board member of the CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation, and I am a student earning a master of nursing degree and can speak firsthand to the excellence of the program.”
Supplies and materials have been donated by PLC of Mary Medical Centers in San Pedro and Torrance to help stock the Nursing Clinical Skills Lab, which opened in November 2010.
CSU President Mildred Garcia said part of the SON’s strengths is its many partners in the healthcare industry. “CSU Dominguez Hills has been a leading institution in nursing education for decades, educating a well-prepared and highly diverse pool of nurse leaders to better care for the health needs of the many communities in California,” Garcia said. “We cannot thank Providence Little Company of Mary enough for their long-standing support of this university.”
CSU Dominguez Hills offers on-campus and distance learning programs with one of the largest nursing programs in the CSU system, enrolling nearly 2,000 students annually who pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees, post-BSN and -MSN certification, and an entry-level pre-licensure master’s degree option for individuals interested in becoming nurses. •