Montgomery College is receiving big grants to help expand their nursing program. 

The program just received $1.3 million to expand. The college uses computerized mannequins as part of their simulation training. The mannequins have vital signs and the ability to blink.

Behind the curtain, instructors can talk through the simulator and get a closer look at the student’s work. This hands-on practice gives students the experience they need in order to get hired. 

“By the time they graduate, I’m pretty sure we are producing competent nurses who are ready to jump into the workforce. They’re looking for nurses every day,” said Dr. Rose Kronziah-Seme with Montgomery College. 

Montgomery College’s nursing program has more than 300 students each fall and spring semester.