April 8, 2006
Saturday officials from the University of Virginia's School of Nursing broke ground where their new education building will stand.
The $12,000,000 building will allow more space for the growing student body in the nursing program. By the end of completion, the school of nursing expects to increase their enrollment by 25%.
Administrators say this is great for the students and the community, since nurses play a major role in meeting health care challenges.
”Our students are the most incredible people and they do some much for the community and for the broader society, said school of nursing dean, Jeanette Lancaster. “We want to give them a place where they can really work together and accomplish their goals.”
Construction on the new building is scheduled for completion in Spring 2008. The entire project is projected to cost $20 million.