Nursing Program Hosts Open House

Come Check Out New Equipment in Nursing Lab


The Selkirk College Nursing Program will be showing off some cool new equipment on May 9 at an open house on the Castlegar Campus.

In conjunction with National Nursing Week which runs May 9 to 15, faculty and students will be opening the doors at the M17 lab which includes $50,000 worth of new equipment that was purchased thanks to a provincial government grant.

Nursing Open House

The Selkirk College Nursing Program recently purchased $50,000 worth of new equipment that included two very realistic manikins. Posing with the new tools for learning is (L-R) student Paige Cook (year-two), student Gwen Grieves (year-two), faculty assistant Summer Gauverau and student Kacy MacKinnon (year-three). Everyone is invited to come take a closer look at an open house on May 9 in Room M17 on the Castlegar Campus.

“We have been looking to expand our simulation program and this new equipment purchase helps in that capacity,” says Nursing Program Faculty Assistant Summer Gauvreau. “This enhances what we offer students because it gives them that realistic level of care.”

The new equipment includes a pair of the latest Kelly Manikins with Sim Pad capability. This technology allows instructors to control the manikins in a way that provides students ability to react to a wide variety of situations and care needs. Included in the purchase is simulated burns, arterial legs and make-up kits.

The provincial funding also went towards purchasing three state-of-the-art CADD pumps which are the same kinds currently used in hospitals around the province.

The open house takes place in the Monashee Wing of the Castlegar Campus (M17) and will go on Monday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come check out the new equipment and the other resources that help assist in the training of Nursing Program students.


If you have any questions about the open house or the new equipment contact Summer Gauvreau.