Georgian’s new Nursing and Wellness Wing at the Owen Sound Campus will have an extraordinary impact on community health and the staffing of health-care facilities throughout the region. Georgian officially opened the newly transformed wing on Sept. 22, in preparation for the Honours Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree program that launched this fall at both the Owen Sound and Barrie campuses.
The $7.1-million renovation transformed over 10,000 square feet at the campus. This state-of-the-art Nursing and Wellness Wing provides space and technology for students in nursing, Personal Support Worker, Police Foundations, and other programs. Students will have the opportunity to work side-by-side in an inter-professional approach, just as they will in their future careers.
Kevin Weaver, President and CEO of Georgian College said the new Nursing and Wellness wing is an incredibly exciting and historic milestone for Georgian.
In this purpose-built space, students will be able to expand their skills, react to complex patient scenarios, and have room to make mistakes and learn from them in safe, supportive and digitally-enabled labs.
The signature multi-purpose classroom is larger than a standard classroom and is set up as a hybrid learning space. It’s equipped with two large, flat-screen monitors for video playback that allows for live streaming of the simulations in the apartment space and other labs, and is where students and participants can observe, critique, and debrief after the simulated experience in larger numbers.
The teaching apartment will be used for home visit training and provides a safe and fault-forging environment, prior to real-life application with patients. In this lab, nursing and other health-care students will learn scenarios such as providing wound care to post-surgical patients.
The new wing also includes the addition of two flex skills labs, where students will interact with high-fidelity manikins and gain hands-on experience, inside real-life pods resembling hospital rooms and two high-fidelity simulation labs that emulate an Intensive Care Unit.
More about Georgian’s nursing degree
Study close to home and graduate with the advantage of more industry connections, hands-on practise and one-on-one training with small class sizes taught by expert faculty who care.
- Four-year degree
- Barrie and Owen Sound campuses
- Six clinical placements
- Applications open Oct. 1 for the September 2023 intake
Our Owen Sound Campus
The Owen Sound Campus is located on almost 15 acres of property and is small but mighty. It offers a wide variety of programs, in great facilities, including Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research centre.
Our warm community offers everything students need, the ability to connect with staff and faculty, as well as provides a personalized approach to education.