Medical Simulation and 3D/VR Technology


3D technology being used for healthcare trainingMedical Simulation and 3-Dimensional Virtual Reality Technology is available at Robeson Community College through the BOOST grant.  The college has two state-of-the-art, high-fidelity patient simulation rooms as well as Cooperative Learning with Simulation Skills Training Labs.  Medical simulation and technology-enhanced training better prepares students to perform patient care in a clinical setting.  The labs are staffed by an experienced Simulation Specialist and faculty who work to enhance and support student outcomes.
Labs are equipped with:

  • ALS Simulators
  • IV Training Arms
  • SIM Pads
  • I-Bench Systems
  • Microsoft Surface Pros


Student Support Services


All BOOST participants have access to enhanced wrap-around student support services, which includes academic advising.  For a full range of these, go to the Student Support page.

 

The BOOST grant is a multi-state, multi-college initiative.  Contact information for the colleges participating in the program can be found on separate pages.    Midlands Community College is the lead college in the consortium.


 

midlands logo CMYK SM160pxMidlands Technical College

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Interim BOOST Consortium Director
Midlands Technical College
P. O. Box 2408  Columbia, SC 29202
Office:  (803) 822-3513
Mobile: (803) 240-9335
Fax:  (803) 822-3054

Midlands BOOST Director
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Office:  (803) 822-4995

 


 

Central Carolina Technical College


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BOOST Director
Central Carolina Technical College
506 North Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC
Direct - 803-774-3390

 

 


 

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Director, BOOST Program
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence SC 29502-0548
843-661-8052 Office
843-229-9393 Mobile/Text
843-661-8373 Fax


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Vanessa Cogdell Ed.D
BOOST Director
Robeson Community College
Workforce Development Center
5160 Fayetteville Rd | P.O. Box 1420
Lumberton, North Carolina 28360 
Contact


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Director
Wallace Community College Selma, Alabama
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway  
P.O. Box 2530  
Selma
Alabama 36702-2530
Office: 334-876-9335


wallace-state-community-college-hancevilleWallace State Community College

 
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Wallace State Community College
BOOST-Patient Care Specialist Director
Nursing Faculty
Nursing Administration Office #321
Department of Nursing Education
PO Box 2000
801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, AL 35077
Office: 256-352-8198
Cell: 256-200-5131


Better Occupational Outcomes with Simulated Training (BOOST) has been an innovative mult-year program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Note that the grant has been completed and is now over.  However, the technology and training programs remain.  BOOST has been a training program that enhances Robeson Community College’s commitment to provide students with new pathways to healthcare careers.  BOOST selects 48 students each semester to take part in a structured learning community.  

The program uses high-tech simulators and virtual reality to train students with no previous healthcare experience. Using this technology and online coursework, students can earn a variety of credentials within two semesters.   Individuals interested in becoming a member of the BOOST Learning Community must first apply to Robeson Community College for admissions. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Patricia Locklear.

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Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced $475 million in grants in 2013 to expand demand-driven skills training and the strengthening of employer partnerships.  The full announcement can be found on the Department of Labor website.  One of the 57 grants was to lead institution Midlands Community College for $25 million for a healthcare workforce development initiative.   The $25 million will fund a consortium of six colleges in Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.  A complete list of all awards in 2013 can be found the Department of Labor website, along with applicant details, project summaries and technical proposals, all of which are available for download.

The consortium members and the sums they received are:

 

The six colleges will implement BOOST: Better Occupational Outcomes with Simulation Training — New Pathways to Healthcare Careers.  BOOST's short-term, stackable certificates will be replicated at all of the colleges in the consortium to demonstrate how a well-structured program for entry-level health-care workers guided by employers and infused with technology can lead to higher credential completion and worker retention rates in a variety of socioeconomic or geographic locations. BOOST utilizes a strong online component with reduced time to completion. Many students must travel great distances to attend classes, so much of the content will be delivered or reinforced online.

The grant announcement was made as part of Round III of the TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training) grant program.  More can be read about TAACCCT grants at the DOL ETA website.  The grant award for this initiative is: SGA-DFA-PY-12-10.  This grant is now completed and is over.

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US Department of Labor logoThis workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.  Read more about the funding of this grant.

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