Georgian College opens new $7.1 million nursing wing

The grand opening platform party cuts the ribbon, officially opening the new Nursing and Wellness Wing at Georgian College’s Owen Sound Campus. Pictured from left to right, front row: Warden Selwyn Hicks, Hana Plantt, Katrina Brown; middle row: Rob Cordell, Steve Lowe, Kevin Weaver, Sheila West, Fred Varkaris; back row: MPP Rick Byers, MPP Natalie Pierre, Sara Lankshear, Bill Van Wyck, Mayor Ian Boddy, and Gary Sims. Photo courtesy of Georgian College.

Georgian College in Owen Sound just opened its $7.1 million Nursing and Wellness wing.

In a release yesterday, the college says it will have an extraordinary impact on community health and the staffing of health-care facilities throughout the region.

The newly transformed wing was officially opened yesterday in preparation for the Honours of Bachelor of Science-Nursing degree program.

The release goes on to say the state-of-the-art facility is over 10,000 sq/ft and will provide space and technology for students in nursing, person support worker, police foundations, and other programs.

Kevin Weaver, President and CEO of Georgian College, said the new Nursing and Wellness wing is an incredibly exciting and historic milestone for Georgian.

“We’ve created something special here at the Owen Sound Campus, with programs geared toward meeting the needs of local employers and opportunity to strengthen our community connections,” said Weaver. “It was a community effort to get to this point, and today would not be possible without the hard work of our students, employees and the generous support from the local community, government and industry donors who went above and beyond contributing not only to the renovation of this campus but supporting new awards and bursaries for our students.”

At its heart if a multipurpose classroom that is larger than a standard classroom and is set up as a hybrid learning space. It also has two flex skills labs and two high-fidelity simulation labs to emulate an Intensive Care Unit.