On Thursday, June 8, the Columbia University School of Nursing welcomed faculty, alumni, and friends of the Columbia community to a dedication ceremony for its cutting-edge new building. The seven-story, 68,000-square-foot facility is located on 168th Street and Audubon Avenue in Washington Heights.

The most significant feature in the new building is a two-story, state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, designed to prepare students to meet the changing demands of the profession as expert clinicians, researchers, and educators. Other notable features of the building include a large assembly space, sprawling rooftop terrace, meeting rooms, and a café on the ground floor. The building is also decorated with archival photos providing a visual retelling of the nursing school’s 125-year history.

Lee Goldman, MD, dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and chief executive of Columbia University Medical Center tells Nursing.Columbia.edu.

“Columbia University School of Nursing needed a space to match its celebrated record as a leader in nursing education, research and practice, and the new facility beautifully fulfills this need. This building is a fitting centerpiece for nursing at Columbia.”

The impressive 16,000-square-foot Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center is the “literal and figural ‘heart’ of Columbia Nursing’s new home,” according to the building’s architect, Jonathan Kanda. Students will now be able to practice clinical skills in simulated hospital rooms, exam rooms, in-patient hospital rooms, and birth simulation in the labor and delivery suite in a space that quadruple’s the school’s current simulation space.

To learn more about Columbia Nursing’s new state-of-the-art home and dedication ceremony, visit here.

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