SUNY Canton to Host Nursing Laboratory Open House

Nursing students in lab

SUNY Canton invites the community to an open house event which will showcase a new high-tech simulation nursing laboratory.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Wicks Hall, Room 105. Faculty and students will be on hand to demonstrate the lab’s capabilities and explain how the equipment assists with problem solving and assessment.

“Our teaching laboratory replicates a hospital’s intensive care unit, complete with state-of-the-art mannequins which simulate symptoms, diseases and conditions that nurses are likely to see in a real-care setting,” said Nursing Professor and Program Director Debra M. Backus, Ph.D. “These simulations increase students critical thinking, communication and decision making skills.”

Funding for the laboratory was provided in part by a state grant secured by Sen. Patty A. Ritchie.

“We’re grateful for Sen. Ritchie’s continued support of SUNY Canton and, specifically, our nursing programs,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley.

Nursing students in lab

SUNY Canton currently offers three nursing degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and a Practical Nursing certificate program.

To RSVP for the event, contact Beth Gravlin at or call 386-7669.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

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