Home is where you hang your stethoscope, right? Well the Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences will soon have a new home. On Friday, September 19th, Robert Morris University board members, faculty, staff, administrators, students, local politicians and donors congregated at the future site of the Robert Morris School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The new building will be located on the Moon Township campus, and will be connected to the current home of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, John Jay. The groundbreaking ceremony was led by the University’s President, Dr. Gregory Dell’Omo, and Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dean Dr. Valerie Howard. Also present to assist with the groundbreaking were Pennsylvania Senator Matt Smith, and Robert Morris Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Gary Claus.
With the creation of a space solely for the purpose of housing the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education , or RISE Center also gains a new home. The new location of the RISE Center will feature rooms for high fidelity, mannequin and standardized patient simulations, low fidelity simulations, patient education, de-briefing, and classroom instruction. The building is expected to be completed in time for the Fall 2015 semester.
Submitted by Anne M. Kandray, Senior Nursing student, RISE Center Lab Assistant