Nursing Education

The UnityPoint Health  Meriter Foundation provides ongoing funding that supports continuing educational opportunities for our current nursing staff as well as training initiatives for future nurses.

The Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation is a nursing skills and patient simulation lab operated through a collaborative partnership by UnityPoint Health – Meriter, Edgewood College and St. Mary's Hospital. As a regional education resource, the Center features patient simulation mannequins – adult, birthing mother, pediatric and infant models that provide hands-on training in a wide variety of patient care scenarios. Participants include both student nurse and current health care professionals, who practice clinical skills and team communication, maintain professional certifications, and share best practices in patient care.

Patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction are dependent on health care professionals who stay current on skills, techniques and requirements in the delivery of patient care.

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