BALTIMORE - The brand new University Academic Building opened its doors Friday at the Notre Dame of Maryland University.
A dedication and blessing ceremony was held for the $15 million building which is home to the School of Nursing and Technology Resource Center.
"This facility will enhance the educational experience across campus and will prepare our nursing students to change patient's lives every day," said Sr. Christine DeVinne, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The building was designed to meet and exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification.
The School of Nursing's Center for Caring with Technology will feature state-of-the-art instructional facilities which include simulation labs, observation rooms, clinical laboratory space and patient rooms.
Several SimMan's, computer operated human patients, will be available for students to train within the simulation labs.
The computerized mannequins can talk, change temperatures, and exhibit different types of symptoms for nursing students to receive realistic clinical situations.
The University Academic Building was designed by S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by the Whiting Turner Contracting Company.
It is available for the entire campus community to use.
To learn more about the new academic building visit their website .