The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) has received a $165,000 grant for its School of Nursing’s Center for Stimulation Innovation (CSI).
Awarded by the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, this grant is aimed at providing upgrades to the Center for Stimulation Innovation that will impact is five-year strategic plan. Specifically, the grant will help upgrade the center’s audiovisual system.
In addition, the funding will help convert three classrooms in the nursing building into remote-learning-capable rooms.
“Our board is pleased to continue the working relationship with UA Little Rock and greatly appreciates the educational opportunities for students,” Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation director Mandy Macke said in a statement. “Adequate training is essential to delivering competent healthcare professionals. UA Little Rock is doing their part to address the nursing shortage in our state, and the Walker Foundation is proud to partner with them in providing the highest level of training possible.”
CSI is located on the first floor of UA Little Rock’s Pat Walker Center for Nursing Education. The center provides 20 stimulation hospital learning experiences within a 9,500-square-foot facility.