UAH College of Nursing holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new building

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The new UAH College of Nursing building as seen at night

Michael Mercier | UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will celebrate the opening of the new UAH College of Nursing building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at 1 p.m. The building is located on the intersecting streets of Holmes Avenue and Ben Graves Drive.

According to Dr. Marsha H. Adams, Dean of the UAH College of Nursing, special guests include UAH faculty, staff and students, former nursing dean Dr. C. Fay Raines, alumni, local elected officials and dignitaries, and former nursing faculty and staff. The College of Nursing Open House will feature faculty led tours and a reception for all attendees.

"It is an exciting time to be at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and at the College of Nursing. With the University's focus on increasing student enrollment and retention, our new building will be able to support our growth. In addition, the state of the art technology will serve to enhance and promote student learning and success. This will be the place where students will be educated to become professional nurses, advance practice nurses and nurse leaders who will ultimately transform the health care delivery system," said Dean Marsha H. Adams.

The $17,000,000 renovation began in summer 2014.The expansion includes additional classrooms, student gathering spaces, faculty offices, and a 250-seat auditorium. It also houses the College of Nursing's Learning and Technology Resource Center (LTRC), a state of the art facility which includes Charger Hospital, a 16 bed hospital laboratory and five high fidelity simulation laboratories; 16 table health assessment room, four advanced practice provider clinical examination rooms, an obstetric/pediatric four bed laboratory, an IV practice room, a home health simulation room and two debriefing rooms.

The building also features a new larger elevator to accommodate medical equipment, enhanced entry and security features, new handicapped accessible restrooms, and additional breakout spaces and other amenities.

To confirm your attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony please, or call 256.824.6063.

***EDITOR's NOTE: The GPS address for the UAH College of Nursing is 1610 Ben Graves Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899.


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