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Following a ground breaking ceremony for an all-new Coastal Center on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, Nicholls State University officials announced plans for a new nursing building coming to campus soon.
“I think it is worth pointing out that there is a shortage of nurses all over the country,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “To be able to afford the opportunity to give young men and women a first-class nursing education here at Nicholls State University, so that they will be able to go our and have successful careers, will pay dividends for all of us. We call on these people over and over and over to keep us healthy– it is so important. The biggest challenge hospitals are currently facing is finding good, qualified nurses, and this new facility will double the amount of nurses who graduate from this university. This is exactly the right thing to do for our community and country.”
“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the planning of our new nursing facility,” said Dr. Raquel Engolio, Dean of the College of Nursing. “The new nursing building will proudly serve as a home away from home for our future nursing students. The building will have welcoming student areas, modern nursing labs, simulation spaces, and cutting edge technology that will prepare future nurses for providing safe, high-quality care. There is no better way to invest in the health of our community than through this milestone resource– it will result in a healthier, stronger Louisiana for future generations to come.”
Also in attendance in support of the new nursing building were Senator Bret Allain, Representative Jerome Zeringue, Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson, and Thibodaux Mayor Kevin Clement.
For more information about Nicholls State University’s College of Nursing, please visit their official website.