Nursing Ventilator Project

In order to teach students about mechanical ventilation, the SAU Nursing Department is in need of a ventilator to add to the Simulation Center. This equipment will allow faculty to teach students how to help patients in need of respiratory support, such as COVID patients.
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  • $125.00 Raised
  • $5,000.00 Goal
  • 3 Donors
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About the Campaign

The Need

Our Nursing faculty is in need of a ventilator to use with our SimMan to teach students about mechanical ventilation.  Currently, we have no equipment such as this to train students.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to be paired with funds from the SAU Foundation to help us make this project a reality. We would greatly appreciate your consideration to support this valuable project!

The Impact

Ventilators are used with patients needing respiratory support, for example, COVID patients.  We teach the didactic content in the classroom; however, we have no equipment for hands-on experience in the simulation area.

The Department of Nursing’s Health Science Simulation Center is equipped with modern simulated patients and is a vital part of our BSN program.  The Center provides a facility for experiential student learning.  This type of learning simulates “real” nursing experiences.  The mechanical ventilator will be part of those experiences.  The faculty will plan clinical scenario cases that simulate patients with respiratory difficulty/failure needing mechanical assistance. Students will be able to use evidence-base practice skills to make decision making judgement to manage and problem solve situations involved with each case.  Due to COVID-19, this is very similar to professional nursing practice within our hospitals today.


How to Help

You can help prepare our students for real-world scenarios and equipment by helping us provide this new ventilator.

You can make your gift by using the form below. Alternatively, please give us a call at 870-235-4287, and we will mail you a postage-paid envelope for your check. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out via my email at

Go Muleriders!


Dr. Karen Landry

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

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