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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is building new Florida campus

June 12, 2023
Its new 120,000-square-foot campus will be on the former site of the St. Augustine Record newspaper offices.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is moving from its existing campus in St. Augustine, Fla., to a new location about two miles west.

WJXT-TV reports that the university's new 120,000-square-foot campus will take over a 14-acre site that used to house the St. Augustine Record newspaper. The college is renovating the existing 40,000-square-foot building and constructing an 80,000-square-foot expansion.

The university say the $74 million campus upgrade will provide more usable space and supports the university’s vision for growth. 

The new site will upgrade the university’s signature Center for Innovative Clinical Practice, which will feature a hospital ward simulation with 14 beds, two complex hospital rooms, six assessment rooms to practice doctor office scenarios, an ‘activities of daily living’ lab that simulates a home environment, observation rooms that allow for real-time observation and review of student scenarios, and state-of-the-art simulation technology.

In addition, the facility will have cadaver and Anatomage anatomy labs, a research lab, four hands-on labs, four learning studios, a recording studio for professional videos and class lecture production and upgraded technology throughout. An expansive student lounge, study spaces with student learning support technology, faculty and staff offices, workspaces, conference rooms, enhanced student amenities and 490 parking spots round out the expansion.

The new St. Augustine campus is expected to be ready to accept its first cohort of students in fall 2024.

Founded in St. Augustine in 1979, the university is committed to health and rehabilitative sciences through innovative classroom and clinical education.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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