September 14, 2022

Purdue Global School of Nursing donates surplus supplies to Des Moines Area Community College

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Global School of Nursing has donated surplus medical and nursing supplies from its former campus facility in Des Moines, Iowa, to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

Andrea Hughes, who oversees the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program for Purdue Global, worked to find a suitable recipient of the equipment. Among the items donated were manikins, catheterization kits, sutures, forceps, needles, tubes, vials, gloves and pads.

“We are proud to collaborate with our nursing colleagues at Des Moines Area Community College to support their efforts as they prepare and educate nursing students,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing. “Together, we are supporting nursing education and building the much-needed nursing pipeline.”

mcnamara-hadley Purdue Global faculty member Dee McNamara (left) and Steve Hadley from Des Moines Area Community College. Download image

According to John Hadley, DMACC professor and surgical technology program chair, the donated items will help several of the school’s health and sciences departments.

“The DMACC simulation center, emergency medical services, surgical technology program and nursing program all greatly appreciate the donation and will benefit from the generosity provided by the Purdue Global School of Nursing,” Hadley said.

Purdue Global has strong ties to the Des Moines area and the state of Iowa, highlighted by simulation partnerships with Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa, and UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, Iowa.

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Writer/Media Contact: Tom Schott,

Sources: Melissa Burdi

Dee McNamara

John Hadley

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