November 24, 2010- The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house at Pitt-Johnstown’s new state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Laboratory at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, in 141 Blackington Hall. Nursing students will also conduct free blood pressure and pulse oximetry readings.
A portion of Blackington Hall, which houses the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been converted into a high-tech simulation lab. The state-of-the-art lab provides students with an opportunity to develop and practice skills in a simulation environment before applying them in a real-life clinical setting.
Plans are underway to break ground in 2011 on a 20,000-square-foot Health Sciences and Nursing building, which will provide much-needed laboratory and faculty office space for programs in nursing, biology, and chemistry.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…