Charleston, S.C. – The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has presented an $88,000 check to the Charleston Southern University School of Nursing.
“The grant was provided to support the School of Nursing’s expansion by funding the pediatric simulator,” said Harvey Galloway, executive director of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation.
Galloway said today’s event was part of a series the foundation is hosting around the state to present its grants and honor the recipients in front of community and business leaders. Since the foundation was established in 2003, it has allocated more than $41 million in South Carolina to address issues such as childhood health, community health, mental health, obesity, diabetes, nursing and health research, and the increasing need for free medical clinics.
“The generous donation of a pediatric simulator has strengthened the learning opportunities for our students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. We are thankful that we can offer hands-on simulated pediatric experiences for our students,” said Tara Hulsey, dean of College of Nursing and Allied Health at Charleston Southern University. “With the addition of allied health programs, there is new opportunity for shared resources and interdisciplinary learning opportunities in the area of simulation.”
“These are exciting times in the College, and we are thankful to the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation for their support of our efforts,” Hulsey said.
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.
Headquartered in Columbia, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation (www.bcbsscfoundation.org) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Its mission is to promote the health of South Carolinians and to expand access to health care in South Carolina for the economically disadvantaged by supporting integrated research, education and community service.