The University of Portland has received $40,000 in gifts to help add a Maternal-Child Simulation Lab to its School of Nursing Learning Resource Center. The gifts include a $25,000 gift from the Collins Medical Trust and $15,000 from Mario and Donna Giordano, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and both gifts were instrumental in the early success of funding the new lab.
The Giordanos’ daughter, Amber Giordano Livingston, is a 2011 graduate of the School of Nursing and is currently enrolled in the University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The Collins Medical Trust is a Portland non-profit established in 1956 by Truman W. Collins. The University’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a sophisticated, state-of-the-art model hospital and clinic used to prepare graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The new lab will allow the School of Nursing to take pediatric and maternity education to the next level – providing student nurses the opportunity to develop real life-saving skills, focused on children and mothers, in a controlled environment.
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