Health Sciences Building

Assumption's newest state-of-the-art three-story Health Sciences building will be home to both nursing and physician assistant studies programs in fall 2020.

Beam Signing Ceremony

Assumption Breaks Ground on New Health Sciences Building

Two years ago, Assumption celebrated the opening of the hub of academic life on campus, thew Tsotsis Family Academic Building. Next fall, the instituion will celebrate the opening of a new, 41,000-square-foot  Health Sciences building, where students will not just be prepared to treat an illness. At Assumption, we prepare students to treat a patient who happens to have an illness. 

Health care professionals that graduate from Assumption will be renowned for their empathy and those who understand and respect the dignity of the human person. They will believe and embrace the fact that they are treating not only a patient, but also their family.

The Health Sciences building will house the nursing and physician assistant studies programs set to open in fall 2020, but benefit students in all disciplines. The Health Sciences building will be located next to the Emmanuel d'Alzon Library, across from the Hagan Campus Center.

Health Sciences Building

State-of-the Art Classrooms:

  • Four classrooms that can accommodate 32 to 50 students.
  • All classrooms will be equipped  with full audio/visual technology including a recording system in the simulation labs to be used for a debriefing following a lab exercise

Nursing Floor:

  • The nursing floor will feature a large nursing skills lab with seven full-sized hospital beds for teaching patient care. 
  • Four simulation labs will have hi-fidelity manikins which can simulate actual patient conditions (vitals, seizures, cardiac arrest, childbirth, etc.,) all of which can be controlled remotely by a simulation lab technician.

Nursing labNursing simulation lab

Physician Assistant Studies Floor:

The physician assistant studies floor will feature a practice lab with 11 exam tables for teaching diagnosis.

The physician assistant floor will also provide students two simulation labs comparable to the nursing floor, plus four objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) rooms where live actors dictate a script of medical maladies to teach students how to take a full medical history and diagnose a patient. 

PA practice lab

Spaces for Study and Collaboration:

Throughout the spacious building with an interior illuminated by natural light, students will have access to lounges, , smaller break-out space and de-briefing rooms and conference rooms, 9 offices for faculty and staff, and suites for each of the Deans. 

Lobby view


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Ground Broken on Health Sciences Building

Before a gathering of students, Trustees, faculty, and staff, Assumption broke ground on a new, 41,000-square-foot Health Sciences building that will welcome students in fall 2020.

“In this new building, we will not simply train future nurses and health care professionals to treat a disease or ailment,” said President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D. “At Assumption, our unique programs will form individuals who will treat the human person with compassion.  Health care professionals that graduate from Assumption will be renowned for their empathy and those who understand and respect the dignity of the human person.”

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Nursing Program

Knowledge, compassion, and service. Assumption offers a direct-admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) that develops you as a leader in the delivery of safe, high-quality, and compassionate professional nursing practice. This rigorous program of liberal arts and sciences courses builds a strong foundation for the development of nursing knowledge through theory-based and clinical nursing courses offered in acute and rehabilitative-care, community-based, and on campus in the state-of-the-art Clinical Skills and Simulation Learning Suite. The Assumption education prepares nurses to promote the health of individuals, families, and communities across the globe.

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Physician Assistant Studies Program

Assumption’s physician assistant program will prepare its graduates to enter the health care field with the education and skills required to provide compassionate and highly competent care to every patient they serve. Your Assumption physician assistant education will highlight the empathetic component of health care.  The understanding that each patient is an individual to be cared for, and not just a disease, is fundamental to our mission.

The physician assistant program has been designed for 28 months to provide our students and graduates the richest physician assistant education possible. Your first year of physician assistant education will be in a new state of the art Health Sciences building on campus.

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