Georgia Southern Opens New Health Professions Academic Building
Georgia Southern University Interim President Shelley C. Nickel, Gov. Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley and Board of Regents Chair Don Waters cut the ribbon to open the University’s new Health Professions Academic Building. All shared enthusiasm for the expansive new facility, which will enable the University to provide exceptional education and training opportunities to help students succeed while addressing the healthcare needs of the region.
“This new Health Professions Academic Building is not just a representation of our physical expansion here on the Armstrong Campus, but it represents our commitment to training healthcare professionals to enter an area of great need in our region, in our state – even in our nation,” said Nickel. “This new 63,000 square-foot facility was built with a rapidly changing healthcare field in mind. It is designed to train healthcare providers in a state-of-the-art interprofessional environment that encourages a team-oriented approach to healthcare – an approach that has been shown to improve delivery of care and patient outcomes.”
The facility, available to students for the Spring 2019 semester, will include a simulation suite, nursing skills and assessment labs, communication sciences and disorders labs, cardiovascular interventional science lab, medical laboratory science, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and sonography, and a variety of hands-on, team-oriented learning opportunities. Read entire article.