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CGCC nursing program gets boost

Columbia Gorge Community College staff led state Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles,  and OHSU representatives on a tour of the college’s nursing facilities including a visit to a patient simulator in the school’s SIM lab, May 4. Left to right, CGCC chief academic officer and interim president Lori Ufford, Rep. Bonham, CGCC Director of Nursing Doris Jepson, OHSU Professor Paula Gubrud-Howe, and OHSU Nursing Department Dean Susan Bakewell-Sachs.

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Columbia Gorge Community College staff led state Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, and OHSU representatives on a tour of the college’s nursing facilities including a visit to a patient simulator in the school’s SIM lab, May 4. Left to right, CGCC chief academic officer and interim president Lori Ufford, Rep. Bonham, CGCC Director of Nursing Doris Jepson, OHSU Professor Paula Gubrud-Howe, and OHSU Nursing Department Dean Susan Bakewell-Sachs.



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CGCC Administrative Assistant Angela Jones shows state State Rep. Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles) functions of the school’s medical simulation, or SIM, lab where nursing students gain experience dealing with patients. A “Suspend Disbelief” sign on the wall encourages students to treat the simulation as a real-life scenario.

Nursing students starting at Columbia Gorge Community College next fall will enter a new program designed to meet changes in the industry and increase access to four-year degrees...

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