See our progress
While Lipscomb:Next will keep us occupied for the next five years, we’re tracking a lot of milestones along the way. Thanks to the help of our donors, we’ve made great strides already.
Health Sciences Simulation Center
Home of the School of Nursing
The Health Sciences Simulation Center, Home of the School of Nursing, is the next step in the expansion of the northern part of Lipscomb University's campus. Development has begun on the $7 million, 24,800-square-foot building that will house the university’s more than six-year-old School of Nursing.
The new three-story building will be located adjacent to the Hughes Center and features two large classrooms with a seating capacity of 110 each, additional smaller classroom areas, collaborative learning spaces, laboratory spaces, a café, faculty offices and student work areas.
It also includes an assessment skills lab with a 12-station unit that will be used for nursing, pharmacy and other health sciences students to practice their physical assessment and diagnostic skills plus immunization training, safety training, CPR certification and other vital skills.
A unique feature of the facility is a 16-bed training area that resembles a hospital floor. Each bed will be equipped with a mannequin that can be programmed to simulate a variety of illnesses and responses, with the mannequins responding to the treatment the student nurses administer. Faculty can alter the vital signs and conditions as well as communicate with the students from a control room.
The building will also be equipped to serve as a treatment site in the event of an on-campus disaster. The facility will be open in fall 2012.
With your help, we can finish the job. Donate now.