Viterbo University School of Nursing Benchmarks State-of-the-Art Education and Sustainable Technologies
Viterbo University is a private school in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with a nationally-renowned School of Nursing. For many years, Viterbo's students received their education in a former elementary school renovated to accommodate the nursing department. This year, however, the School of Nursing graduated to a new 68,777-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, a simulated learning center, laboratories and faculty offices.
Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), the new Viterbo University School of Nursing, an L-shaped building with an outdoor healing garden and welcoming common space, also houses the college's departments of public health, dietetics and nutrition.
"The new School of Nursing allows the school to increase its enrollment by 25 percent to meet regional healthcare needs," says David Lang, AIA, senior project designer, HGA. "In addition, the facility is a designated classroom building for the University, which means students from non-nursing departments and programs will enjoy classes in the building, as well."