A $1 million expansion of The College of St. Scholastica’s presence in Sartell is under way, and it will strengthen the region’s nursing workforce, according to a statement from the college.
The construction project will result in a doubling of St. Scholastica’s educational space at 137 23rd St. S. in Sartell.
The project will add enhanced technology to existing educational spaces, a new nursing simulation center with multiple acute care and ambulatory care rooms, break-out rooms for student pre-briefing and post-briefing sessions, and a commons room for faculty. A new 36-seat classroom will be used for nursing classes as well as for classes in St. Scholastica’s education program and other offerings.
The new space will include nursing skills labs on the first floor and simulation labs on the second floor. The high-tech spaces will be flexible, able to simulate a home care scenario, a hospital room or clinic.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of June.