Health Education Building & Nursing Endowment

Preparing nurses to serve God by serving others

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.

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

Project Impact

State-of-the-Art Facility
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
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
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.

Modern Simulation Technology
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.