Low Risk, High Rewards High-Tech Simulators Help Train High-Quality Healthcare Professionals

Everything that happens in the Van Gerpen Patient Simulator Lab at Hawkeye Community College is focused on one thing: quality. It’s not just about the quality of the technology or the simulations it runs. It’s the quality of the educational experience and the quality of healthcare professionals that experience produces.  “There are no shortcuts,” said Lee Ridge, simulation specialist....

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Miller

Kim Miller traveled the world with the U.S. Navy, earned a management degree, worked in human resources, and held a real estate license. A career in nursing wasn’t on her radar. Then a serious health scare in the early 2000s put things in a different light. The Waverly native saw the care and attention her nurses and nurse aides gave her when she was in the hospital. It was eye...