University of Alabama ready to open new College of Nursing building

The University of Alabama is ready to open its new Capstone College of Nursing building this week.

The 64,000 square foot building is the university's first building specifically designed for nursing instruction.

The $16.9 million building houses a 148-seat auditorium, 3 large classrooms, a computer lab, a 34-bed clinical practice lab, 6 METI simulation labs, 2 quiet study rooms, a student lounge area and administrative offices.

The building, which will be dedicated Sept. 10, has wireless access and network drop stations for student access as well as for broadcasting real-time simulated medical emergencies to any classroom.