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Jacksonville University College of Health Sciences

Jacksonville University College of Health Sciences

JU launches new era Sept. 4 with

dedication of College of Health Sciences building

What: Dedication of the new 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Jacksonville University College of Health Sciences building. Invitation-only event and building tours open to media (use hashtag #JUHealthSci for pre-event and live tweets). General Contractor: Perry-McCall Construction Inc.

When: 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.

Where: Tree canopy on the campus-side (westside) of the new CHS building, immediately south of the Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N. Media parking in front row of Lot C in front of the Lazzara Health Sciences Center, nearest to the new building. A map is at

Who: Speakers include JU President Tim Cost; JU Health Sciences Dean Dr. Christine Sapienza; JU Provost/Chief Academic Officer Dr. Wenying Xu; Brooks Rehabilitation President and CEO Doug Baer; and Baptist Health Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Diane Raines.

Details: As part of its $120 million ASPIRE comprehensive campaign, Jacksonville University will dedicate its new College of Health Sciences building. The project is a major part of a larger, $20 million, phased plan to expand the collegeís facilities, programs, equipment and faculty to meet growing demand. The facility houses the School of Nursing and the School of Applied Health Sciences (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Department of Kinesiology). Among its many amenities, it features dedicated, reconfigurable and multipurpose learning environments; event space and meeting rooms; a state-of-the-art Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) Center; an Advanced Novel Equipment Workspace (NEW) speech pathology lab and Physically Active Lifestyles (PAL) lab; an atrium with the campusí only indoor water feature and garden; open, clerestory lighting to bring in natural daylight; student common areas and lounges; and wireless technology throughout. 

JUís current College of Health Sciences is bursting at the seams as demand for medical professionals accelerates locally and nationally. For example, student visits to its simulation labs have jumped four-fold since 2008, to more than 1,200. The Fall 2014 undergraduate prelicensure nursing class will be the largest yet, with 67 new students this fall, for a total of 260 total pre-licensure undergraduates.

There are currently about 1,650 students in the College of Health Sciences (about 1,150 of those online). With Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology and Kinesiology program increases and new degrees, enrollment is projected to rise as much as 30 percent over the next several years.

To date for 2014, our Nursing graduates had a 96.72% passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RNģ exam). The National NCLEX-RN pass rate is 88.74% to date for 2014. The Florida NCLEX-RN pass rate is 77.47% to date for 2014.

Background: JU recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Jacksonville University Nursing Program. Since beginning in 1983 in partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospital, now Baptist Medical Center, this premiere nursing program has produced more than 2,800 graduates. The vast majority of these graduates have remained, and are working productively, in the Jacksonville area. In the last 30 years, there have been more than 1,000 pre-licensure BSN graduates alone from the School of Nursing.

JU offers bachelorís, masterís and doctorates in Nursing. In addition to the School of Nursing, the CHS includes the School of Applied Health Sciences (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Department of Kinesiology) and the School of Orthodontics. The CHS has added a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and its Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) started this fall. It also has an MSN Leadership in the Healthcare System program. In addition, the College of Health Sciences is developing and offering several new masterís degree programs that target critically needed areas such as health informatics (anticipated fall 2015), and it is exploring other areas related to health science, including health policy and rehabilitation outcomes. A Masters of Kinesiology degree program is also planned.

JU feeds high-quality job candidates into the region, who stay in the area in high numbers, at high-paying jobs. Its first doctoral class (Doctor of Nursing Practice) graduated in May 2014, and its Emergency Nurse Practitioner program is one of just five in the United States.

The College of Health Sciences recently announced as its new Dean national leader Dr. Christine Sapienza, previously CHS Associate Dean. Prior to arriving at JU in 2013, she was chair for eight years of the University of Floridaís highly ranked department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

More information: Phillip Milano, Director of News and Publications, Jacksonville University, , (904) 256-7042.



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