On December 5, 2018 Terry and Marion Forcht made a generous donation to the Nursing Program at the University of the Cumberlands. This donation will help better prepare students for the workforce when it comes to placement within the medical field once they have graduated.
“This donation will benefit our students who are considering working in health sciences, especially in nursing-related fields,” said Dr. Larry Cockrum, President of Cumberlands. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Forchts and how their kindness will enable our students to be workforce-ready upon graduation.”
The Forcht’s donated $1 million to establish the Terry & Marion Forcht School of Nursing. This will house a variety of medical programs for the university which will include RN all the way to BSN, a Master’s Degree program in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, certified Nurse Aide, and any future nursing-related programs.
“We’re proud of our long association with University of the Cumberlands, and we look forward to seeing the first students graduate from this state-of-the-art School of Nursing,” said Terry Forcht.
This facility will have a state-of-the-art simulation lab that will grant students to have hands-on medical training and learning. The simulation lab will allow the School of Nursing to host CEUs for healthcare professionals.