New England Institute of Technology Receives $200,000 Grant from The Champlin Foundations

WARWICK, RI – Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Provost and Senior Vice President at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the college has just received a $200,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations. The Champlin Foundations is a 75 year old philanthropic organization with interests in education, hospitals, healthcare, conservation, social services, cultural groups and many others. The grant will be used to equip two state-of-the-art nursing laboratories as part of the college’s new Associate in Science Degree Nursing program – the first new nursing program to be offered in the state of Rhode Island in almost 40 years.

Hands-on, clinical laboratory experience is an intregal part of NEIT’s registered nurse training which will be conducted not only in hospitals and various health care facilities but also through an on-campus Nursing Skills Laboratory and Nursing Simulation Laboratory. In the Nursing Skills Lab, students will have the opportunity to practice new procedures, refine skills and build confidence. Equipment will include body parts simulation units, such as multi-venous training arms, intravenous pumps, blood pressure and other vital signs monitors. All of these procedures will be practiced in this controlled environment before students work with patients in actual health care settings.

In the Nursing Simulation Laboratory, students will practice patient scenarios with life-like talking mannequins computer programmed to simulate real-life medical situations. Students will work through acute episodes which they may not have had the opportunity to practice during their clinical experience. Such procedures will include emergency training with CPR, cardiac arrest and anaphylactic shock patients along with circulatory skills, engaging intravenous pumps, changing dressings and inserting various types of tubes. The mannequins are among the most technologically advanced training devices in today’s clinical training laboratories. Dr. Wylie states, “Simulation training truly enhances the students’ clinical experience. We are very grateful to The Champlin Foundations for their generosity allowing us to provide our students with hands-on training using state-of- the-art equipment to learn essential nursing skills while ensuring patient safety.“

Individuals interested in learning more about this new nursing program may contact New England Institute of Technology’s Office of Admissions at 1-800-736-7744, Ext. 3357 or 401-739-5000. You may also visit or follow news of the college on Facebook and Twitter.

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,300 students. The college offers over 30 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.