Have you noticed a flurry of activity at Albany State University’s West Campus lately? Construction on the new Nursing and Health Sciences Simulation Facility at Albany State began in late November.
About the upcoming facility
According to reports, the new 20,000-square-foot Nursing and Health Sciences Simulation Facility at Albany State will be state-of-the-art. It will feature simulation labs, control rooms, observation spaces, work areas, and much more.
The simulation labs will also include low-, medium-, and high-fidelity manikins. Not sure what a “manikin” is? To clarify, manikins are human-shaped models used to mimic the human body.
What’s more, low-, medium-, and high-fidelity manikins will all offer varying levels and scenarios of realistic healthcare situations.
The simulation facility will help the university continue to educate and train a large number of nurses and health professionals.
What to know about construction
As the Nursing and Health Sciences Simulation Facility at Albany State is under construction, there will be changes to the campus landscape, flow of traffic, and parking.
The new facility is being built on the green space on the West Campus, directly in front of the I and B buildings.
Thus, the West Campus entrance off Gillionville Road at East Access Drive is closed. It is expected to be closed for about a year. At this time, traffic is being redirected to two other entrances.
One entrance is at West Access Drive, near the L building. The second entrance is the Collegiate Drive entrance near the residence halls.
In addition to entrances, parking will be affected as well. For now, there is no parking in front of the I building or along the side street by the B and I buildings.
To find parking now, head to the parking lot in front of the facilities building or park by the J building. View a map of the West Campus here.