New Melbourne Campus Nursing & Health Sciences Facility
The new 60,000-square foot Health Sciences Institute building on the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne has opened its doors. Students begin classes in the building for Spring Term 2017 even as finishing touches are still under way.
The facility houses classrooms for new and existing healthcare programs, including labs for a wide variety of medical and diagnostic specializations. Programs that have moved to the new facility include:
- Computed Tomography (CT) A.T.C.
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.S.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) A.T.C.
- Nursing/RN A.S.
- Physical Therapist Assistant A.S.
- Practical Nursing/LPN PSAV
- Radiography A.S.
- Respiratory Care A.S.
- Surgical Technology
All four EFSC campuses will continue to offer a variety of Nursing and Health Sciences programs. Students can earn Bachelor Degrees, Associate Degrees and Program Certificates in preparation for careers in the fast-growing healthcare industry. Graduates from the new programs are estimated to add $6.3 million into the economy via salaries and spending power, based on a study prepared for the State Department of Education.
The Institute includes a state-of-the-art nursing skills lab for hands-on learning.
The facility was designed by BRPH, an international architectural and engineering design firm based in Melbourne. The Ajax Building Corporation of Jacksonville was construction manager. The company has built numerous higher education and healthcare facilities throughout Florida and the southeast.