vusn building expansion

“ This building is essential to our vision and our mission. Our students deserve this. Our community deserves this. Our faculty have been waiting for this.”
— Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vanderbilt Chancellor

New Building Expansion project details

Work is underway on the School of Nursing’s new $23.6 million building being constructed adjacent to the school’s historic Godchaux and Patricia Champion Frist halls. When finished, the expansion will feature

  • A new five-story building
  • An atrium that connects all School of Nursing buildings
  • A state-of-the-art simulation teaching lab for complex skills development and real-time feedback on students’ clinical nursing skills
  • Admissions, financial aid, clinical placement, diversity and other student service offices
  • A virtual classroom
  • Technology advanced classrooms and conference and seminar rooms
  • A green roof terrace
  • Outdoor green space

“This expansion will strengthen the School of Nursing’s position as one of the nation’s elite nursing schools, known for its graduate nursing education, advanced practice and research programs,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente said in announcing the project. “It will also elevate the school’s reputation in research by expanding its capability to support its growing faculty research endeavors.”

Linda Norman, dean and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, said that, among other things, the expansion will allow the school to better accommodate and serve students. “This expansion is a commitment to providing unified and enhanced student services, growing our faculty, and maximizing state-of-the-art educational technology that supports distance learning and prepares students for the complex clinical environment of today’s health care system.”

June 21, 2017

VUSN breaks ground for new building

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Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing gathered June 20 for a groundbreaking ceremony officially starting construction on the nursing school’s new $26.3 million expansion.

June 1, 2017

Main entrance to VUSN during construction

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As of July 5, all visitors to the School of Nursing should enter from 21st Ave. S. via the MRB III ramp and new walkway into Godchaux Hall. Entry is also available from MRB III to the Nursing Annex between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. All other entrances to the School of Nursing require VUSN ID cards.

Photo Gallery

Virtual Reality
Atrium View #1

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Virtual Reality
Atrium View #2