The home of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, enjoys a reputation across the country and the globe for its superior programs and graduates. Driscoll Hall supports its initiatives including student learning in technology-driven clinical simulation labs and enhancing an environment for teaching and scholarship. It provides an atmosphere that stimulates advancing the future of nursing. Additionally, this environmentally-friendly building provides space for University events.
The 75,500 sq. ft. building includes:
- a 200-seat auditorium and a 200-seat lecture hall
- seminar rooms and classrooms
- future-oriented clinical simulation labs for health assessment, adult health, maternal/child health, anesthesia, and critical care
- simulation labs for "standardized patient" observation and testing
- a center for nursing research and scholarship
- a reading room that also houses Nursing’s historical collection
- space for prayer and reflection
- space for global health studies
- space for international student activities
- spaces for student, faculty and alumni events and social interaction
- office space for faculty work, student organizations and administrative support
- a courtyard
Collaborating with our colleagues, we will continue to develop distinguished nursing alumni through our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as our continuing education programming, that will influence health care in all parts of the globe. The future is bright.
Driscoll, floor by floor
Lower Level: The Learning Resource Center features a variety of clinical labs, including computerized human patient simulators and advanced digital recording technology.
First Floor: Visitors enter via the lobby on this floor, which includes administrative offices, the Center for Global and Public Health plus the Nursing Alumni Association offices, the Donna DiPalma Cassidy ’79 Conference Room, the Auditorium and Lecture Hall, and the Chapel. In addition to the Chapel’s beautiful stained glass window, Driscoll Hall is home to other works of art.
Second Floor: Grouped together here are classrooms, the International Student Activity Room, the Commons, student study rooms, the Nursing Historical Book Collection and Reading Room, as well as offices for student organizations, the Office of Nursing Research, Continuing Education and the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education.
Third Floor: Faculty and academic program offices are located here.