School of Nursing hosts naming contest for new medical manikins
By Hannah Buckingham, Staff Writer
The School of Nursing [SON] has organized a naming contest for 13 new life-sized medical simulator manikins that will be housed in the nursing building in fall of 2016.
Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to submit name suggestions at a table in the Conn Center lobby after tomorrow's "Love Your Mama" chapel service. There will also be a table set up on the Ped Mall during Lee's Freshman Rite of Passage event, which will also take place Thursday.
Twenty dollars of Burgundy Bucks, good at any Sodexo location across campus, will be awarded to each of the winning 'namers".
Dean of the SON Sara Campbell said that the SON decided early on that the manikins, which include men, women and children, should have real names, and launched the naming contest to promote creativity and support of the nursing program.
'We thought the naming contest would be a great way to involve everyone campus-wide in the development of the School of Nursing and in the new building," Dean Campbell said.
Campbell is looking forward to incorporating this equipment in the nursing program, which she said will allow students to practice hands-on nursing techniques in the classroom.
'These [manikins] will provide realistic, simple and complex patient scenarios in which students will participate,' Campbell said. 'It's a safe learning environment for the student and the 'patient'."
An online ballot will also be available on the SON's page on Lee's main website and on its Facebook page.
All entries are due by Thursday, April 21, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, April 28.