Province, TRU approve new $30M nursing building

By James Peters
March 24, 2017 - 9:40am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 12:22pm

KAMLOOPS —The Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing is getting its own home.

In an event this morning, the school announced it is going forward with a new 44,000 square foot, $30.6 million facility.

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The provincial Ministry of Advanced Education is kicking in $8 million for construction, with the remainder funded by TRU.

Donna Murnaghan is the dean of the School of Nursing.

She says the capacity opened up by the new facility will transform the school.

"The Masters of Nursing program is officially opening in the fall, that is one of the signature programs we have been after. We went for, we got approval, but had no space for it, so this will be helpful. We will look at the bachelor of science nursing program, seeing what seats do we have, and what seats would the government like to fund us for," said Murnaghan.

Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in 2018, with the building ready for spring of 2020.

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