Bunker Hill Community College Receives Skills Capital Grant Award for Nursing Program
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Through a Commonwealth Skills Capital Grant, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received $400,000 to create a new nursing simulation lab to support its Registered Nursing students. Needed updates include the installation of a networked web-based video capture system in all three nursing laboratory classrooms, allowing faculty to view and evaluate student performance.
The new simulation testing area and video capture system will help students build critically-needed obstetric and pediatric skills in a high-demand program. “We are grateful to receive this funding to improve lab space and help more students develop important technical skills in nursing,” said Maryanne Atkinson, BHCC Dean of Health Sciences. “This will help students to transition to the nursing field more seamlessly after graduation.”
These competitive grants are awarded to educational institutions that demonstrate partnerships with local employers, as well as align curriculum and credentials with industry demand to maximize hiring opportunities in each region of the State.
About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.