Foundation for Geriatric Education Makes Gift to Nursing Simulation Lab

May 01, 2014

Above (left to right): Tim Shelley, Executive Director of Richland Place, Sister Mary Sarah, O.P., Peggy Daniel, and Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P.

On Wednesday, April 23, Tim Shelly, Executive Director of Richland Place and a member of the Foundation for Geriatric Education presented to Sister Mary Sarah, O.P., President, Brother. Ignatius Perkins, O.P., Dean, School of Nursing and Peggy Daniel, Director of the A.S.N. Program a generous gift to be used in purchasing a new nursing simulation manikin for use by nursing students in the St. Martin Nursing Simulation Laboratory. “This gift is in appreciation and recognition of the consistent quality and commitment of Aquinas nurses to care for the sick and elderly our community these past thirty years,” Mr. Shelly stated.

The St. Martin Simulation Learning Center in the School of Nursing provides seminal opportunities for experiential learning using state-of-the art interactive technology for developing and assessing the competencies of students in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of learning directly applicable to the practice of nursing in today’s technology-driven health care systems.

For more information about the St. Martin Simulation Learning Center please contact Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P, Ph.D., R.N. at

For more information about gift opportunities at Aquinas College, please contact Andrew Shafer, Vice President for Advancement, at or (615) 297-7545 ext. 526.