University of Nebraska at Kearney Plans Rural Health Education Building

Published 9-7-2022
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building

    Courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building

    Courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building

    Courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney - Rural Health Education Building

    Courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska is planning to construct the $85 million Rural Health Education Building on its Kearney campus. Created in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the 114,000-gsf complex will address a pressing need for more healthcare providers in the state’s rural areas. Featuring immersive learning environments and state-of-the-art simulation suites, the 95,000-asf facility will house technology-rich classrooms and teaching labs as well as space for research, clinical care, and community outreach. The welcoming and inclusive structure will accommodate programs in medicine, nursing, and allied heath, as well as offering professional development, training, and continuing education opportunities. Supported by $50 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the project will include a targeted renovation of the adjacent Health Sciences Education Complex to provide updated anatomy, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal labs. Construction is slated to begin in September of 2023 with occupancy expected in July of 2025.