UltrasoundSchool of Nursing receives $125,000 grant

Women's Health Care Concentration will become first midwifery program in the U.S. with ultrasound simulator training tool

Cal State University, Fullerton College of Health and Human Development School of Nursing will offer the first midwifery program in the U.S. with an ultrasound simulator as a training tool for students.

HHD faculty Dr. Ruth Mielke, Assistant Professor and Women’s Health Care Concentration Lead; Dr. Asma Taha, Associate Professor; Dr. Nik Gorman, Assistant Professor; Barb Doyer, Lecturer and Nursing Simulation Center Coordinator; and HHD Research Grants Specialist Dr. Lisa Lopez garnered $125,000 grant funding, the full amount applied for from the OSHPD California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission, Song Brown Registered Nurse Education Program for their project Expanding Simulation Capacity for the Women’s Health Care Concentration. The ScanTrainer ultrasound simulator allows students simulated fetus examinations and RealEHRPrep with Cerner – an electronic health record system adapted to support full curriculum implementation: classroom, clinical, skill lab and simulation lab.

The School of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton offers the Women's Health Care Concentration as part of its Master of Science in Nursing degree. Graduates of the nurse midwifery specialty assume responsibility for the primary health care needs of women, in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals.  Program emphasis is placed on the attainment of knowledge and experience in the care of women during pregnancy and for well woman gynecologic health care.

The School of Nursing celebrated its 40th anniversary in May.