In 2022, The West Virginia Junior College and the Mon Health System partnered to develop the WVJC School of Nursing at Mon Health to help address the healthcare needs of North Central West Virginia.
Through generous donations made by Ron and Stephanie Stovash, The Health Plan, and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Trust, The Ron and Stephanie Stovash Mobile Nursing Lab was a vision turned into a reality.
The Mobile Nursing Lab is equipped with two customized simulation rooms, a central control room, high-fidelity adult, obstetric, and pediatric simulation mannequins, audio and video recording technology, and more. Along with attending hands-on components of their nursing education at Mon Health System facilities across North Central West Virginia, this nursing training center on wheels helps support WVJC School of Nursing students throughout the course of their education.
The Ron and Stephanie Stovash Mobile Nursing Lab was unveiled to the public on May 11th, 2023, during an event at the Morgantown Marriott Hotel. This state-of-the-art 38-foot RV is the third of WVJC’s, allowing student nurses across the state of West Virginia the opportunity to receive high-quality nursing training wherever they are located.
“Our healthcare system is always in need of skilled nurses throughout the state,” said Chad Callen, WVJC CEO. “This collaboration will allow our 18-month Nursing program to extend the geographic reach of simulation training, especially in rural communities where access may be limited.”
“We’re a rural state, and we have great hospitals and providers all in the rural market,” said David Goldberg, Mon Health System President and CEO. “The problem is not all of them have the money to be able to put simulation equipment in their hospitals or their offices. Now on wheels, we can take it where the clinicians are, give them the same training, the same consistency, and bring them to where they are and where the patients are.”
To virtually tour one of WVJC’s Mobile Nursing Labs, visit our Mobile Nursing Lab Tour video!
Are you considering becoming a nurse? To learn more about the WVJC School of Nursing at Mon Health, contact our nursing admissions team by calling 877-25ONLINE or Requesting Information.