Nursing, OT Skills Labs Receive Federal Appropriations for Upgrades
On May 4, 2022, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-44th) presented a check for $700,000 to CSUDH for much-needed upgrades to the College of Health, Human Servicesand Nursing (CHHSN) facilities. The funding will go toward purchasing new equipment, supplies, teaching tools, and improving simulation capabilities.
“Our students need up-to-date equipment that is similar to what they will find at their work sites,” said CHHSN Dean Mi-Sook Kim. “We are using some of the funds to remodel our occupational therapy (OT) lab spaces so they look like a hospital setting, not a classroom. Students will be working in the same way they will once they leave the program and get jobs.” Similar upgrades will be made to other CHHSN classrooms and facilities, added Kim.
“With upgraded clinical laboratory equipment, the students will have access to the modern tools and equipment needed to obtain the skills and training needed to successfully enter the health care workforce,” said Barragán in presenting the funds.
“This investment will contribute to enhanced educational experience, more local hires at hospitals and community centers, and better public health outcomes in medically underserved communities here in California’s 44th District and throughout the greater Los Angeles metro area, where these students will pursue health careers.”