Creating New Spaces to Address the Nursing Shortage

  • Feb 12, 2024

Many colleges and universities are upgrading their nursing school facilities in response to the critical nursing shortage

There is a change sweeping through nursing education. A surge in new facility construction and renovations is underway, aiming to combat the ongoing nursing shortage.

In 2022 alone, over 130 new nursing school projects kicked off. These projects are addressing the exodus of nurses from the profession, exacerbated by the pandemic.

Learn about the transformation, exploring how universities are reshaping their nursing schools and training facilities to meet evolving healthcare demands. And discover the initiatives at renowned institutions like the University of South Florida, Georgia State University, and Emory University.

See Emory’s Nursing Learning Center in American School & University Magazine

Emory’s groundbreaking Nursing Learning Center (ENLC), a $20 million patient simulation facility, has played a pivotal role in propelling the school to the top spot among graduate nursing schools.

Dive deeper into the impact of new spaces, like the ENLC, and how they will impact the future of nursing education in a column by The Beck Group’s Associate Principal, Graham Sinclair, AIA.

You will learn:

  • Challenges to keep in mind when designing cutting-edge patient simulation spaces comes
  • The crucial role of experienced design teams in creating these state-of-the-art facilities
  • How governmental entities and philanthropic organizations are supporting critical projects through funding
  • Solutions employed by schools with limited resources, such as using hospital spaces for nursing education

Go to for Graham’s in-depth exploration of how new and planned building projects are laying the groundwork for a reliable supply of nurses and medical professionals, ensuring high-quality healthcare delivery in the years ahead.

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