SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Students studying nursing at South Dakota State University will be using some of the latest simulation technology after SDSU was named one of four higher-education programs to land a specific grant.

Sentinel U, which provides technology for virtual clinical encounters, named SDSU alongside nursing programs at the University of Central Florida, Bradley University and Australia-based Queensland University of Technology.

“We’re very excited about it. When I saw the list of other universities that were awarded it really, it’s an honor to be in that company,” Brandi Pravecek, clinical assistant professor at SDSU, told KELOLAND News. “We want nurse practitioners to come to South Dakota for their education, for their training. We want SDSU to really be at the forefront of that.”

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