University of Alabama Nursing School doubles in size to accommodate more students

By: | January 26, 2021

The Capstone College of Nursing at the University of Alabama doubled in size at a time when COVID-19 increased the strain on America’s healthcare system because of a nursing shortage.

“It got a little better prior to the pandemic, and then with the pandemic it got worse,” Suzanne Prevost said.

Prevost, Dean of the College of Nursing, said it is now better prepared to train more nurses. The $14 million dollar expansion added another 32,000 square feet to the building. That space was needed for two large classrooms, added research space and more room for nursing students to sit and study in small groups, among the additions.

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