Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing opens new Learning Center to address nursing shortage
On 16th September, The Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing opened its new Emory Nursing Learning Center (ENLC). The ENLC is a $20.6 million, 70,000-square-foot expansion featuring state-of-the-art simulation and professional development space designed to prepare students to engage in interactive technology and experiential learning environments that will support them as the next generation of nurse leaders.
Created to address the significant nursing shortage in the United States, the Emory Nursing Learning Center serves students of all levels, from undergraduates to continuing education students and advanced practice nursing professionals.
“We are excited to provide this immersive learning experience for our students,” said Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “This realistic environment featuring state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation lab space will uniquely prepare our students to care for patients in a wide variety of clinical and home health settings. When you step into the building, you know that you have arrived at a place dedicated to preparing nurse leaders.”
Features of the ENLC include in-person and remote learning capabilities, an Innovation Hub designed as a space to nurture new ideas to meet rising health care challenges, the CenterWell Home Health Lab replicating a small apartment, and one of the most extensive simulation and skills labs in the state of Georgia. The simulation labs include mock telehealth, clinical, and hospital settings with high-tech equipment.
“The Emory Nursing Learning Center is at the cutting-edge of nursing education and will enhance the Woodruff Health Sciences Center’s mission to improve the health of individuals and communities at home and throughout the world,” said David S. Stephens, MD, Emory’s interim executive vice president for health affairs and interim executive director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. “In the face of a critical nationwide nursing shortage, the need for nurses has never been more evident. The ENLC will directly address this shortage by preparing nurse leaders to serve their communities in a multitude of practice settings.”
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