The 73,000-square-foot facility is poised to enhance the region’s healthcare education
The College of Southern Nevada will unveil the newest addition to healthcare education in Southern Nevada on Wednesday when the state-of-the-art Betty Engelstad Health & Sciences Building opens on the Henderson Campus.
A Grand Opening Ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 25. Expected to speak are Gov. Steve Sisolak, CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza, Henderson Mayor Debra March, Nevada System of Higher Education officials, and a host of community members and dignitaries.
This three-story facility features modern medical laboratories, advising offices, the campus library, simulation labs, classrooms, conference space, and study areas for students.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will greatly expand access to healthcare education in Southern Nevada, giving the region’s students more opportunities to learn during this critical time for healthcare,” Zaragoza said. “I am proud to partner with Nevada State College as we graduate more healthcare professions to fill the growing demand our region faces.”
The building will be operated jointly by CSN and Nevada State College and will house healthcare programs and science classes. Both have had critical bottleneck issues in the past, potentially slowing down students’ education.
The Nevada Legislature approved the project at an estimated cost of $76 million, but it came in significantly under budget at $58 million. CSN and NSC provided $6 million to help fund the project — including a $3 million donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation and personal, corporate, and civic donations ranging from $100 to $500,000.
What: Betty Engelstad Health & Sciences Building Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 25
Where: Betty Engelstad Health & Sciences Building, CSN Henderson Campus, 700 College Drive
From College Dr., turn west on Heather Dr. The building will be on your right.