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Niagara University receives state grant for nursing lab

LEWISTON – Niagara University has been awarded a $197,000 state matching grant for the second phase of work on its nursing simulation center, State Sen. Robert G. Ortt announced Thursday.

“The nursing simulation center opens the door to a multitude of opportunities for our students,” said Rev. James J. Maher, university president. “It will expand our nursing program and enrich the lives of our students, and it will enhance Niagara’s capacity to be a vibrant and contributing presence in the Buffalo-Niagara medical corridor. Additionally, this private-public partnership will help NU stay up to date with the latest technology, and carry on its mission to serve its students and community members.”

The money comes from the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grants Program, aimed at private colleges for construction or building rehabilitation.

Ortt said, “This capital funding will allow NU to thrive in our local economy and become an even bigger draw for high quality students locally and nationwide.”