Preparing Tomorrow’s Healthcare Students
Saint Mary’s has a long and successful history of providing health sciences education. The College offers health and behavioral science degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Speech‐Language Pathology, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Science in Speech‐Language Pathology, Master of Autism Studies, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
In 2020 the College announced a new initiative, the Center for Integrated Healthcare Education. The facility—beginning with Nursing Sciences—will eventually house all Saint Mary’s health science and behavioral health programs under one roof. This collaborative approach will better prepare graduates for careers in healthcare and related human service sectors.
A $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment will fund the first phase of the renovation project, transforming the first floor and lower level of Regina Hall into state-of-the-art spaces for teaching, research, and simulation experiences for the Nursing Sciences department. This first phase will be complete by fall 2021. Later phases will relocate the Speech‐Language Pathology, Social Work and Gerontology, and Autism Studies departments.
Take a Peek Inside
The first phase of the renovation of Regina Hall will include relocating Nursing Sciences, allowing the department to increase its class sizes and improve opportunities for hands-on simulation. Here’s a fly-through look at this first phase of the Center for Integrated Healthcare Education.