The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) located in Hattiesburg, MS recently dedicated Asbury Hall as its new College of Nursing building. The university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the facility this month although classes have been held in the building since January.

With the new space, the College of Nursing increased their square footage by 135 percent, enabling the program to increase enrollment from 550 students to more than 800. The $31 million building includes new interactive classrooms, an enlarged and enhanced clinical simulation lab, and computer labs. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing, tells,

“We now have the necessary space and technology to advance nursing education and practice far beyond what we were capable of providing in the past.”

Asbury Hall will be an asset to every program in the College of Nursing, but especially to advanced programs like the Nurse Anesthesia Program which recently welcomed its newest class of students. From undergraduate to doctorate level nursing programs, USM nursing students will benefit greatly from their new space.

To learn more about USM’s new College of Nursing building, visit here.

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