Faculty, students, and senior executives from the University of Guam accepted a $100,000 check from TakeCare Insurance Co. on Aug. 11.
The donation is part of a multi-year partnership with the university, which concludes in 2020.
“The TakeCare contribution allows for the program to be innovative and expand opportunities for student learning beyond the minimum required curriculum,” said dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Margaret Hattori-Uchima.
The funds from TakeCare contribute to clinical mentorships at Guam Memorial Hospital where this past summer, 40 students were able to take advantage of this tremendous learning opportunity.
Program initiatives that lead to the 100-percent NCLEX pass rate of the 2016 Bachelor of Nursing graduates were also paid for with the TakeCare funds. The NCLEX is a standardized test nursing majors must take to become registered nurses.
The money also funds an NCLEX online review course for students, faculty development and training on NCLEX, education development for current and future faculty, and other instructional supplies needed to ensure a quality nursing education is provided to our students.
TakeCare president Jeff Larsen said that over the past decade that the partnership has existed, he has seen the positive impact the donation makes on each nursing class
“TakeCare has and will continue to support the future of Guam’s health care industry through the investment of the University of Guam’s School of Nursing and its students,” Larsen said. “TakeCare’s mission is to constantly improve the quality and standards of healthcare for our members as well as our island community.” (PR)