Health Education Building & Nursing Endowment

After unanimous approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in 2013, JBU began a $12 million project to build and endow a 20,000 sq. ft. Health Education Building and establish an excellent nursing program. JBU's first class of pre-nursing students enrolled in the fall of 2014 and will apply for admittance to the nursing program in 2016.

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$12 MILLION GOAL FOR 2019

 

 

$12 MillionGIVEN AND PLEDGED

$0 MillionREMAINING

 

Hear about the vision and plan for JBU’s new nursing program

State-of-the-Art Facility

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State-of-the-Art Facility

The approximately 21,000 square foot Health Education Building will include three classrooms, clinic teaching space with four exam rooms, four simulation patient rooms, health labs, computer labs and office space.

Mission-Centric Program

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Mission-Centric Program

Nursing uniquely supports JBU’s mission and the heart of our students: to train nurses to honor God and serve others by providing care to those in need.

Meets an Increasing Need for Nurses

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Meets an Increasing Need for Nurses

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates more than 581,500 additional nursing jobs by 2019. A bachelor’s in nursing provides graduates with greater job choices and makes career advancement easier.

Building Site

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Building Site

JBU will break ground on the new Health Education Building in August of 2015. The facility will be on the west side of campus.

Modern Simulation Technology

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Modern Simulation Technology

The simulation patient rooms will include computer-operated, interactive mannequins that simulate heart and lung rhythms, mimic breathing and more. The program will use e-books enabling the students to share notes, cross reference concepts and follow links to case studies.

Ellen Odell

Faculty Perspective

Ellen Odell

Director of Nursing Program

“The profession of nursing encompasses JBU's mission perfectly. I think of it this way—serving God by serving others. Our students will have such a personal impact on people and communities all over the world, and we cannot wait to get started.”

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Beth Brankle

Student Perspective

Beth Brankle

Class of 2018

“I want to study nursing at JBU because I love helping people and have always been interested in the medical field. I know that at JBU I am receiving the quality and scope of instruction I need to be successful in my field.”

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Maria Wleklinski

Community Perspective

Maria Wleklinski

Chief Nursing Officer, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital

“We are excited to have such an excellent nursing program based locally. The JBU nursing program offers unprecedented access to clinically-trained individuals that we need to continue providing quality healthcare in the hospital and clinics of west Benton county.”

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