Dean’s Message Fall 2017
As I walk to and from the School of Nursing building and watch one season transition to the next, I am reminded of change. A new era is on the horizon for our school. Last month, the UNCG Board of Trustees approved the external design for UNCG’s new Nursing and Instructional Building. Our long-awaited new building [anchor link to story below] is beginning to become a reality. While buildings alone do not make excellent programs, our new academic home will play a significant role in our future growth and advancement.
The new facility is made possible thanks to $105 million in state funds from the Connect NC Bond, which was passed by North Carolina voters in the spring of 2016. We thank our community members for such a wonderful show of support and confidence in our school, and we look forward to showing you what we can achieve because of it!
The approved renderings showcase a five-story, 180,000-square-foot building with an atrium that connects the two sides of the building. The School of Nursing will occupy part of the building, with classrooms and laboratory space for biology, chemistry and other health and human sciences disciplines occupying the remaining space.
The building will be constructed at the same site as the current McIver Building, which will be demolished beginning in Spring 2018. I look forward to keeping you posted on our progress as we take steps toward a 2020 opening. In the meantime, you can learn more in John Newsome’s story in the Greensboro News & Record http://www.greensboro.com/news/schools/take-a-sneak-peek-at-uncg-s-new-nursing-building/article_6696bb1b-d0c0-5388-a624-a120b52fee97.html
I wish all our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends a healthy and productive rest of the year. Take good care and check back soon for more updates from the School of Nursing.
Dr. Robin E. Remsburg
MSN ’82, PhD, FAAN, FGSA, FNGNA
Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing
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