The Columbia University School of Nursing welcomes faculty, alumni, and friends of the Columbia community to a dedication ceremony for its cutting-edge new building to be introduced Thursday, June 8. This new home for the School of Nursing will provide current and future nursing students with an ultramodern learning environment that will prepare them for the changing demands of the profession as expert clinicians, researchers, and educators.
Following the dedication program, guests will receive a tour of the glass-enclosed building including its planted rooftop terrace, collaboration and study spaces, and archival photographs displayed throughout to tell the story of the school’s 125-year heritage. The seven-story, 68,000-square-foot structure features a two-story, high-tech simulation learning laboratory including a simulated birthing scenario with human patient simulators. Guests will get to see nursing students demonstrate use of this leading-edge facility.
When the new building was first announced in October 2013, Columbia President Lee. C. Bollinger told the Columbia Newsroom, “Columbia’s mission of teaching and research, patient care and public service all come together so vitally in our School of Nursing. This new state-of-the-art facility for the school is another in a series of important steps forward not only for Columbia University Medical Center’s home campus in Washington Heights, but for the university as a whole as well as for our neighbors in Northern Manhattan.”
The dedication program will feature speakers including Bollinger and Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing. The new School of Nursing building is located at the corner of 168th Street and Audubon Avenue in Manhattan.