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
“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.”
For more information, visit nursing.emory.edu.