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W Virginia nursing school gets $100K for pediatric simulator

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Fairmont State University School of Nursing can buy a new pediatric patient simulator after receiving $100,000 in donations.

The new simulator manikin will give nursing students essential hands-on experience that isn’t always guaranteed in clinical settings, the college said in a press release issued Thursday. The school’s current simulator is about a decade old, Associate Dean Laura Clayton said.

The money comes from a $50,000 grant from the Maier Foundation, a $25,000 grant from the Carl DelSignore Foundation and another $25,000 from an anonymous donor.

The school plans to purchase the manikin and have it ready for student use in the spring.