Edgewood gets million dollar donation for nurses

Money helped renovate classrooms, offices

MADISON, Wis. - The Edgewood College School of Nursing showed off newly finished renovations thanks to a $1 million donation from a local health group.

The southern Wisconsin branch of the Group Health Cooperative (GHC) donated the money. It helped renovate classrooms and offices. It also helped renovate state-of-the-art simulation rooms complete with reactive dummies and two-way mirrors to give students a hands on experience.

Margaret Norveil, Dean of the School of Nursing said the money gives nursing students a permanent home on campus.

"In the past the nursing faculty has been spread out among five different buildings," Norevil said. "Now that we have this space, which GHC has become an important part for that space, it's really helped us build community."

The college has one of the state's oldest nursing programs. On average, only half the number of applicants are accepted each year. 

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