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 Date: November 26, 2008 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV School of Nursing receives $10,000 grant for lab equipment


 

SUGAR LAND ­­­­– The Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation of Sugar Land recently awarded The University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing a $10,000 grant to help students study with the best lab equipment available.

 

“The generosity of this foundation will benefit everyone who lives in the Fort Bend area by increasing the knowledge and skills of the nurses who will care for all of us at some point in our lives,” said Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the UHV School of Nursing.

 

The lab equipment will be installed in the new academic building presently under construction at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard. UHV will share the facility with Wharton County Junior College.

 

“Good laboratory facilities are essential in any sort of allied health education,” Tart said. “This gift from the Parks Foundation will help ensure the facilities for our Sugar Land nursing students will be nothing short of state-of-the-art.”

 

The new equipment includes a defibrillator, ventilator, vital signs monitor, portable electrocardiogram and other tools nursing students will use in their professional careers.

 

The UHV School of Nursing offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land and the main Victoria campus.

 

For more information about the UHV School of Nursing, visit www.uhv.edu/nursing, or contact senior recruiter Tammy Neeley Whatley at 361-570-4297 or whatleyt@uhv.edu.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.