Columbia University School of Nursing will welcome faculty, alumni, and friends of the Columbia community to a ceremony dedicating its cutting-edge new building. The school’s new home will provide nursing students with an ultramodern learning environment that prepares them to meet the changing demands of the profession as expert clinicians, researchers, and educators.
The evening will begin with a short program featuring Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Lee Goldman, MD, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and Chief Executive, Columbia University Medical Center, and Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing, and other dignitaries.
Following the program, guests will be treated to tours of the glass-enclosed building, including its planted rooftop terrace, collaboration and study spaces, and archival photographs and artifacts displayed throughout that tell the story of the school’s 125-year heritage.
Guests will also get to see nursing students demonstrate use of the facility’s most significant feature—a two-story, high-tech simulation learning laboratory, including a simulated birthing scenario with human patient simulators.
The seven-story, 68,000-square-foot structure, designed by CO|FXFOWLE, a dynamic alliance of two award-winning architecture firms, targets LEED Gold designation and anchors the Columbia University Medical Center in the Washington Heights neighborhood.