The UACCH Nursing Program purchases new birthing simulation laboratory through grant funds from Blue and You Foundation for Healthier Arkansas and funds from the Carl D. Perkins Foundation.  Pictured from left to right:  Patrick O’Sullivan, Blue & You Foundation; Cyndi Graham, UACCH PN Director and Simulation Lab Coordinator; Dolly Henley, UACCH Hempstead Hall Director; Cindy Lance, UACCH Dean of Business, Technology, and Education; Laura Clark, UACCH Dean of Health Professions; and Chancellor Chris Thomason.


Caring hands admire “baby Hal” who is part of the new birthing simulation laboratory at UACCH. The computerized simulation allows students to practice hands-on skills in a variety of clinical scenarios.  The simulation coordinators control “baby Hal’s” breathing, heart rate, arm movement, crying, and many other vital signs to simulate different scenarios nurses could face.  The students use these simulated events to test their skills and prepare for situations they will face as nurses.  Pictured from left to right:  Sherri Hart, Cindy Lance, and Laura Clark admiring the detail and life-like characteristics of “baby Hal”.


Checking Noelle’s pulse, UACCH Practical Nursing Director and Simulation Coordinator – Cyndi Graham displays how this high-tech teaching tool can assist students in preparing for the challenges they will face as nurses.  Noelle is part of the new birthing simulation laboratory that was purchased by the UACCH Nursing Program.  This computerized manikin will allow students to reenact labor, delivery, and postpartum clinical simulations.  Pictured are left to right Noelle, Cyndi Graham, and Patrick O’Sullivan with the Blue and You Foundation.