STATEMENT BY DR. BASSAM M. DEEB, PRESIDENT, TROCAIRE COLLEGE REGARDING NURSING SIMULATION LEGISLATION
“On behalf of Trocaire College, we would like to express our appreciation to the western New York members of the New York State Assembly delegation and in particular to Assemblymember Monica Wallace, for their support of nursing simulation legislation which passed in the Assembly.
“We have been strongly advocating for passage of this legislation to expand nursing simulation training opportunities for college students. We were honored to host Assemblymember Wallace and other members of the delegation, along with our colleagues in higher education and representatives from local hospitals and unions for a roundtable discussion on this topic back in January.
“In recent years, Trocaire College has used simulation to complement the clinical placements for our nursing students and to help strengthen their skill sets. This legislation is an opportunity to strengthen the clinical experience for our students by providing the flexibility of practicing scenarios that they may not encounter during a clinical, and also enabling them to master skills needed without compromising patient safety.
“Now that the Assembly and New York State Senate have passed this legislation, we urge Governor Hochul to sign the measure into law.”