Last week, the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College unveiled the newest addition to healthcare education in Southern Nevada with the state-of-the-art Betty Engelstad School of Health & Sciences. The grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting had guests and speakers that included, Governor Steve Sisolak, CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza, Henderson Mayor Debra March, CSN Henderson Campus Vice President/Provost Patty Charlton, Nevada System of Higher Education officials, and a host of community members and dignitaries.
“What makes this building so special to me, is the relationship that we have as the College of Southern Nevada with Knit, right from the beginning of the design and planning phase. This is team that really came together to make sure the project came together exactly as envisioned.”
PATTY CHARTLON, CAMPUS VP/PROVOST, HENDERSON
In response to the shortage of professionals in the field of health-related services in Southern Nevada, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Nevada State College (NSC) came together to create the programmatic requirements for a joint use building to be located on CSN’s Henderson Campus.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will greatly expand access to healthcare education in Southern Nevada, giving the region’s students more opportunities to learn during this critical time for healthcare.”
DR. FREDERICO ZARAGOZA, CSN PRESIDENT
The 73,000 square foot, $50 million facility is a model of multipurpose functionality. Along with housing a 7,000-sq-ft campus library, the three-story building’s classrooms, laboratories and hospital simulation rooms will support the school’s medical and surgical assistant training curriculum as well as nearby Nevada State College’s nursing education program. Funding for the facility has come from both the state of Nevada and private donations. CSN and NSC provided $6 million to help fund the project — including a $3 million donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation.
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