Research Medical Center February 14, 2013

WHO: Research Medical Center/Research College of Nursing

WHAT: Located in Research College of Nursing’s (RCN) main building, The Seelos Center was built with a $1.5 million gift granted to Rockhurst University from the “In Thanksgiving to the Blessed Seelos Fund.” The generous gift was designated for a simulation center for RCN’s nursing students and nursing professionals to receive hands-on learning and experience in working with real-life health care scenarios and emergencies. The Seelos Center is named in honor of the donor family’s patron saint, The Blessed St. Francis X. Seelos, C.Ss.R, a Redemptorist priest, itinerant preacher and friend of the poor and destitute whose dedication to education and ministry with cheerful holiness still makes him an outstanding model for lifelong learners.

WHEN: 3 – 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

WHERE: Research College of Nursing, 2525 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., 64132

WHY: The Seelos Center is a 6,907-square-foot multifunctional center that includes classroom and meeting space, simulation labs and lounge areas for group work, meetings and study groups. The Seelos Center Mission is to enhance the learning of participants through interactive, immersive experiences that provide opportunities to use critical thinking and clinical reasoning to foster safe, quality health care. Teaching and learning with simulation is an innovative educational strategy that provides participants with guided experiences in clinical situations.