As students return to Samford University this fall, they have the benefit of the new state-of-the-art Ascension St. Vincent’s Education Center which includes a skills lab, medication room, and classroom, as well as two simulation and debriefing rooms for nurses to receive hands-on training in real-life scenarios. In addition to training St. Vincent’s nurses, Samford College of Health Sciences students have access to the center, as well as the latest in electronic health record system technology. “We are excited to provide this advanced training offering to our new nurses,” said Jason Alexander, Sr. V.P. and Birmingham ministry market executive, Ascension Healthcare; president and CEO, St. Vincent’s Health System. “Providing our patient’s with the highest level of quality care is our top priority, and this new training center only allows us to enhance the skills and knowledge of our new nursing staff. These nurses will have the opportunity from day one to have hands-on training on the standard of care and technology that sets St. Vincent’s and Ascension apart.” The center is Ascension’s third nursing onboarding center to go live across the country, www.stvhs.com.