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Bunker Hill Community College Receives Skills Capital Grant Award for Nursing Program

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Through a Commonwealth Skills Capital Grant, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received $400,000 to create a new nursing simulation lab to support its Registered Nursing students. Needed updates include the installation of a networked web-based video capture system in all three nursing laboratory classrooms, allowing faculty to view and evaluate student performance.

The new simulation testing area and video capture system will help students build critically-needed obstetric and pediatric skills in a high-demand program. “We are grateful to receive this funding to improve lab space and help more students develop important technical skills in nursing,” said Maryanne  Atkinson, BHCC Dean of Health Sciences. “This will help students to transition to the nursing field more seamlessly after graduation.” 

These competitive grants are awarded to educational institutions that demonstrate partnerships with local employers, as well as align curriculum and credentials with industry demand to maximize hiring opportunities in each region of the State.



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About Bunker Hill Community College
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).