The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the MSOE School of Nursing, and the University is celebrating in a big way. Enrollment in the nursing program is higher than ever, predicating the need for additional degree offerings and physical space. Construction is now underway for a 3,000 square foot expansion of the Ruehlow Nursing Complex.
The laboratory expansion will include a new Simulation Lab that will be adaptable to a variety of settings including clinic, triage, community, and in-home care. Features include a new facilitated lab for students to practice their skills and complete performance tests, as well as increased student study zones and dedicated collaboration areas. This additional space will help MSOE stay true to its commitment to small class sizes and guaranteed clinical placement in the sophomore year.
Several new programs will be established for the growing School of Nursing, all aimed at addressing shortages in the industry. One of these will be a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, in partnership with Rodgers Behavioral Health. This innovative new program will increase the pipeline of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, helping more people receive life-saving treatment.