Plantation Community Foundation of Venice Awards Grant to SCF Nursing

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The Plantation Community Foundation of Venice, Florida has awarded State College of Florida Foundation a $2,600 grant to purchase suction regulators for the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota nursing program.

The grant will allow the nursing program to upgrade training and to offer additional student practice at SCF Venice. Nurses use suction regulators to ensure patient comfort and health by controlling the removal of secretions from wounds. As nursing students log clinical hours using their SCF training to practice patient care in local health care facilities, the quality of their health care training will affect thousands of patients annually.

Nursing students gain in-demand skills using the suction regulators, which are incorporated into training scenarios to replicate a wide range of real-life health care situations in medical facilities. The regulators can be used to teach nursing students to develop consistent habits of responsible practice. The more SCF can provide real-life experiences in a safe and controlled simulated clinical environment, the better prepared SCF nursing graduates will be.

The Plantation Community Foundation of Venice is composed of residents of Venice’s Plantation community and surrounding neighborhoods, and members and employees of the Plantation Golf and Country Club, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in south Sarasota County.

Medical equipment for the nursing program are among the most expensive items the college must purchase for teaching. SCF offers nursing classes at its three campuses and online. To donate to the program or for more information, contact Barbara Bourgoin, development director of the State College of Florida Foundation, at

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