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July 6, 2022

Lexington Medical building new $20M training center to house USC nursing students

Lexington Medical Center and the University of South Carolina are teaming up to graduate more nurses in the Midlands.

The growing Lexington County hospital system will build a $20 million training center for USC’s nursing students on its West Columbia campus. The three-story, 52,000-square-foot building will have simulation nursing labs and study lounges for juniors, seniors and some master’s level students in the school’s nursing program, located south of U.S. Highway 378 across from the hospital.

With the much-needed extra space, the school expects to nearly double the number of new nurses it graduates each year, including 300 undergraduates and 100 graduate students, said Dean Jeanette Andrews.

[read more | source: Post and Courier Columbia]

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