Before a room full of grateful students, the Nursing Simulation Center at Worcester State University was dedicated to Dr. GB and Lexi Singh on Monday, September 19, in a ceremony that recognized their contributions to the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing.
“The Singh family is dedicated to all of you and our nursing program. Today’s naming ceremony speaks to that,” said President Barry M. Maloney to the students present at the event. “They know that with the high-quality instruction you receive in this simulation center, you will be able to translate what you learn into the clinical setting.”
“This is the closest we can get to real life,” said senior nursing student Brendan Doherty. “It takes a lot of the edge off when you are in the ICU for the first time. You can say, ‘I’m nervous, but I’ve seen it before with the SimMan so I know what to do.’”
WSU created the Dr. GB and Lexi Singh Simulation Center to train nursing students how to care for patients in a realistic environment. Within this simulation center, instructors can create different scenarios for students to respond to, under their supervision.
Students work with a SimMan to practice life-saving techniques. The SimMan is a realistic virtual patient that can be programmed to talk, gasp, have an allergic reaction, and even complain about pain.
The Singhs also endowed a Nursing Faculty Development Fund to assist faculty seeking advanced degrees.
GB Singh praised WSU for providing his family members with an extraordinary education and the mentorship necessary to give both of them the building blocks needed to be exceptional professionals and good citizens. Lexi Singh is a 1985 graduate of the nursing program, and their daughter, Suzie (Singh) Nebelung, received a master’s degree in education in 2000.
About the Photo: Senior nursing majors, from left, front row, Brendan Doherty, Zachary St. Amant, Shannon Legare, and Shannen Curtin stand with WSU alumna Lexi Singh, Suzie Singh Nebelung, and her son Nicholas, as well as, in the back row, WSU President Barry M. Maloney and Dr. GB Singh in the nursing lab.
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