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Building Expansion Planned for VUSN


 
Architect's rendering of the new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing expansion as seen from 21st Avenue. (Hastings Architecture Associates LLC/Vanderbilt University School of Nursing)

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will soon break ground on a new 29,947-square-foot addition connecting to its existing buildings on the Vanderbilt campus. Construction is expected to begin in late spring and be completed August 2018.

The $23.6 million facility will be built at the intersection of VUSN's historic Godchaux Hall and the Patricia Champion Frist Hall near the south side of the Heard Library. The five-floor structure will house technologically advanced classrooms, conference and seminar rooms, student services offices, faculty offices and a state-of-the-art simulation teaching lab that will allow complex skills development and real-time feedback on students' clinical nursing skills. The building's virtual classroom will incorporate leading-edge online and distance technology to facilitate distance learning and its interactive classroom will facilitate large and small group interactions with electronic methods that allow for sharing of group data and findings.

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