New Simulated Health Center installed in Buckley Center

By Erica Lavik | September 2, 2018 9:59pm

Real life hospital, or Simulated Health Center? The 3rd floor of Buckley Center has undergone an exciting new remodel! Video by Erica Lavik

The new Franz Campus and progress on the Dundon-Berchtold Hall building weren’t the only changes that came to The Bluff this summer. 

The third floor of Buckley Center was renovated into a new Simulated Health Center for nursing students. The space includes 17 patient rooms and six simulation suites for nursing students to have a more hands-on experience in their labs. The rooms have the same technology and equipment as those in the partnering hospitals with the nursing school. 

It is the only academic model of its kind on the West Coast, according to Fr. Mark Poorman, who mentioned the new center in his convocation speech on Aug. 28.

Check out this video to see what it looks like first-hand. 

Erica Lavik is a videographer/photographer for The Beacon. She can be reached at