Mount Wins $125K
Hearst Grant Supports New Nursing Simulation Labs
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is the recipient of a $125,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations.
The award will directly support the creation of state-of-the-art, self-contained, high-fidelity nursing simulation laboratories—and will help keep Mount Saint Vincent’s programs among the best in the region.
Frequently recognized for student success, the College’s nursing programs are also some of its most rigorous and competitive. The support comes at a time when the College continues to develop its clinical training, furthering itself as a leader in preparing nursing students for practicum placements.
Expanding its facilities allows the College to stay on the cutting edge of the profession. Through instructional technologies—including patient simulators, live-action simulation, and observation areas—the laboratories will allow students to master the essential skills for several nursing specializations: clinical assessment and adult/primary care, as well as pediatric, maternity, and community health nursing.
The advanced labs, which support the latest and best practices for training nursing professionals, will be located in the College’s newest building, a combined residence hall and nursing education facility named in honor of one the Mount’s most illustrious and influential alumnae, Corazon C. Aquino ’53.
This is not the first time the College has received support from the Hearst Foundations—previous awards have endowed scholarships to broaden access to higher education for students from underrepresented populations, while other grants have supported the renovation, modernization, and expansion of the College’s facilities in its Science Hall. Additionally, the Foundations helped meet a 2:1 challenge grant of $500,000 from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.
The Hearst Foundations awarded 76 grants to nonprofit organizations in Spring 2019 totaling $15,975,000. The College of Mount Saint Vincent was one of 28 educational institutions.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.