School of Nursing Building

Building the future

Today's students and the students of tomorrow are the main stakeholders for U-M's first ever building designed for nursing education.

In this building, UMSN has created spaces students need to practice, research, engage, learn, and succeed.

Key features

  • Active learning classrooms
  • Built-in information technology 
  • Inviting nooks and crannies for individual or group study
  • Dedicated Clinical Learning and Innovation Center, designed to look and feel like a health care center
  • Classrooms, student services, faculty and staff offices 
  • Business Center and interaction space for visiting faculty and faculty-student collaborations

Key specs

  • 75,000+ square-foot structure 
  • located just north of the 400 North Ingalls Building, overlooking the Huron River 
  • Gold LEED-certified
  • 6 simulation rooms
  • 4 standardized patient suites
  • Anatomy lab
  • 4,000+ square-foot Conference Center


July 2012: Design and approval

April 2013: Groundbreaking. Construction begins!

September 2015: Open for classes and grand opening celebration. Building is fully operational!

July 2016: Gold LEED-certified

Continuing investment

UMSN is still investing in the building and the nursing education it promises. Equipping and maintaining learning spaces to their full potential requires information technology and ancillary expenses.

Our school continues to grow in academic and research programs, student enrollment, and faculty positions. Supporting this growth and empowering our approach to collaborative health education is filled with exciting opportunities for donor participation.

Give online

A number of naming opportunities in the building are available. Learn more by contacting the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Colleen Zimmerman, at

Naming opportunities and named spaces

Premier spaces

Naming opportunities include the Building ($20,000,000); Clinical Learning and Innovation Center ($5,000,000); and the Conference Center ($2,000,000).

Clinical spaces

The Clinical Learning and Innovation Center includes the:

  • Martha Reed Hoopengardner Nursing Skills Lab 
  • Walter Family Anatomy Lab
  • Fausone Standardized Patient Rooms
  • Icielyne Brown Task Training Room

Naming opportunities remaining are the Simulation Suite ($1,000,000); two Physical Assessment Labs ($500,000 each); Clinical Learning Center office suite ($250,000); and small group Master Control Room ($250,000).

Classroom spaces

The McLelland Media Classroom is an 80 seat room with integrated technology with fixed tables and movable seating.

Other naming opportunities are the 200 seat lecture hall with integrated technology and stadium-style seating ($2,000,000) and the 100 seat media classroom with integrated technology, fixed tables and movable seating ($1,000,000).

High visibility spaces

Student CommonsHighly visible naming opportunities include the Front Plaza and Entryway ($1,000,000); Back Plaza and Veranda, overlooking the Huron River ($500,000); Student Commons ($500,000); and the Green Roof ($87,000).

Conference rooms and offices

Conference and meeting rooms in the building include the

  • Nordgren Group Meeting Room
  • Thompson Collaboration Space
  • Turner Conference Room
  • Nadine Matson Heid Conference Room
  • Sigma Theta Tau Conference room
  • Lori's Nook Student Seating Area 
  • Kalisch Student Seating Area 
  • Class of 1966 Wellness Room 
  • Brender Lower Level Student Seating Area 
  • Bergstrom Lower Level Student Seating Area  
  • Coerdt Student Seating area 
  • Eckhart Student Seating area 
  • Fink Student Seating area
  • Grissim Student Seating area
  • Milko Student Seating area
  • Mulshine Student Seating area
  • Redman Student Seating area
  • Vincent Student Seating area
  • Finnegan faculty office

Remaining naming opportunities range from conference rooms ($100,000) to faculty offices ($25,000), and include the Recruiting Conference Room on the third floor.

Student nook