“By supporting the simulation program at the Washington State University College of Nursing, you are helping to save lives,” said Jamison Edwards, a 2015 BSN graduate (pictured above). Now a Registered Nurse working on the Cardiac Transplant Unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Jamison has had many opportunities to utilize the simulation training he received.
“One night while I was on break, I heard a fellow nurse call for help,” he said. “I jumped up and grabbed a code cart, just like we are trained to do in simulation. I ran into the room to quickly assess the patient who had a potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmia.” Jamison knew at that moment that if he didn’t act, the patient could die. “There were two other nurses in the room and I took over as team leader,” he explained. “I had been through a similar situation in simulation and knew what to do.”
Please help support increased simulation training for future Coug nurses with a gift to the Charlene E. Clark Simulation & Practice Centers Fund, as the College is currently working to expand simulation space and enhance equipment at our WSU Health Sciences Spokane location. Your gifts will prepare nurses, like Jamison, to directly save patient lives.