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Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are breaking down barriers in health education with a brand-new, 485,000-square-foot Health Education Campus to promote collaborative learning.

At the Health Education Campus, located near Cleveland Clinic and approximately one-half mile from Case Western Reserve’s main campus, students from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will not only learn about their own strengths, but also develop a deeper understanding of how all of these fields complement each other to provide optimal patient care.

With cutting-edge technologies, expert faculty and spaces for collaboration, the new health campus will be a leading force in medical education. Designed by the world-renowned London architecture firm Foster + Partners, the space allows students to not only learn together, but develop and grow relationships outside the classroom.

The new facility will provide students areas set up to resemble various health care settings—from exam rooms to intensive care units—with nurses portraying patients with certain health issues and symptoms to prepare students for their futures as health care professionals. Traditional lessons of anatomy using books and cadavers will be a thing of the past with the addition of new 3-D holographic images of anatomy.

Flight nursing students will learn in a first-of-its-kind flight nursing simulation center designed to imitate all aspects of treating critically injured patients from liftoff to landing. The state-of-the-art simulator includes Sim Man—a mannequin that can be programmed to present a variety of medical conditions—which trains students to think critically to determine how to care for him while working in a confined space.

“The campus will integrate our schools under one big roof, raising students’ confidence and comfort in working together,” said Dean Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN.

To learn more about the school of nursing’s role in the new Health Education Campus, read a recent article in Forefront magazine.