March 07, 2018 3:00PM
Dr. Fay Bradley, a retired physician and Pittsburg State alumnus, has provided a gift of $10,000 to the nursing program. The gift will allow the Bradley School of Nursing to purchase modern hospital beds and tables for use in its simulation lab.
“Dr. Bradley understands the importance of training students in environments similar to those they’ll find in a clinical setting,” said Amy Hite, associate professor in the Bradley School of Nursing. “It leads to better nurses, and ultimately, to better patient care. His gift is about much more than beds; it’s about ensuring our students receive the best education.”
The new hospital beds and matching over bed tables and nightstands will be delivered to the Bradley School of Nursing in the coming weeks.
Bradley has a long history of supporting the advancement of healthcare. A retired physician and 1960 graduate of Pittsburg State, Bradley’s past philanthropic gifts helped the nursing program elevate its status to that of a school of nursing. In recognition of Dr. Bradley’s efforts, Pittsburg State named the new school in honor of his mother, Irene Ransom Bradley.
“Dr. Bradley has been instrumental in advancing our school of nursing,” said Hite. “He’s involved at a personal level, and often visits with our students and faculty. We’re fortunate to have donors such as Dr. Bradley. By supporting our students, they are positively impacting thousands of future patients and healthcare throughout the region.”
Recognizing the growing need for qualified nurses, the university has included the renovation and expansion of McPherson Hall, which houses the Bradley School of Nursing, in its current capital campaign called “Proven. Promise. Pitt State.”
“It’s one of our major facility expansion projects included in the campaign,” said Becky May, executive director of Development. “The demand for qualified nurses, especially in our region, is growing as our population ages. Donors such as Dr. Bradley will help us meet that demand through their investment in our nursing students.”
Pittsburg State University’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing has been educating nursing professionals for nearly 50 years. It offers several programs including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing (Education Emphasis), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Learn more about the Bradley School of Nursing at www.pittstate.edu/nursing.