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UALR announces funding for patient simulator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Community Health and Education Foundation is chipping in $32,000 to fund a patient simulator for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's nursing department.

Jeff Carmack is an assistant professor and UALR SimLab Director. He says the funding will help faculty continue to deliver simulation-based learning experiences to students in the nursing program.

Carmack says the department has had its existing simulator since 2006.

The Arkansas Community Health and Education Foundation notified the nursing department in early December about the money to help with the replacement of a high-fidelity patient simulator.

Carmack says simulators allow students to perfect skills through repeated practice session until they master skills and tasks.

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