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School of Nursing

The Vanderbilt School of Nursing added 29,947-square-foot connector building between its existing buildings in August 2018. The $23.6 million facility, approved by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, is located between VUSN’s historic Godchaux Hall and the Patricia Champion Frist Hall near the south side of the Heard Library. The five-floor structure houses technologically advanced classrooms, conference and seminar rooms, student services offices, faculty offices and a state-of-the-art simulation teaching lab that allow complex skills development and real-time feedback on students’ clinical nursing skills. The building’s virtual classroom incorporates leading-edge online and distance technology to facilitate distance learning, and its interactive classroom facilitates large- and small-group interactions with electronic methods that allow for sharing of group data and findings.

The School of Nursing capital project is the university’s and Nashville’s first WELL-designed building. The building, which opened in January 2019, was designed to WELL Building Standards which is a performance-based system of measuring, certifying and monitoring features that affect human health and well-being in the built environment including air quality, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. The building was also designed to achieve LEED Silver certification (certification pending).

Health and well-being is infused throughout the new School of Nursing building, from the ductwork to the carpet to the lighting. (Click to expand)

(View an interactive diagram of the building’s WELL features.)



New building expansion planned for Vanderbilt School of Nursing

Pioneering Vanderbilt School of Nursing building designed with health in mind