Surprise Visitor in the Nursing Skills Center
Photo caption: Junior nursing students show UW System President Thompson and Chancellor Alexander what they are learning in an advanced nursing skills course. Also pictured, assistant professor Dr. Susan Hopkinson and Director of Nursing Dr. Christine Vandenhouten.
While on campus for the investiture of Chancellor Alexander on September 30, 2021, Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson made a visit to the Aurora BayCare Medical Center Nursing Skills Center. The former Wisconsin Governor added this stop to his itinerary when offered the chance to visit with nursing students in an advanced nursing skills course in the newly renovated facility. Once on site, he met each student, asking where they were from, what inspired them to be nurses, and why they chose UW-Green Bay. He praised the students for their desire become nurses and soon fill critically needed positions in the Wisconsin nursing workforce.
The newly renovated Aurora BayCare Medical Center Nursing Skills Center serves as a hub for learning clinical skills including clinical courses with hands-on learning (e.g., IV insertion) and simulation of clinical events using hi-tech patient mannequins, and open lab student practice time. The Center is in Wood Hall (3rd floor).