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UNK approves construction of health complex

Posted: 08/13/13 08:35

In March the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved construction of a $19 million Health Science Education Complex at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The new state-of-the-art building will be at the corner of Highway 30 and University Drive, just west of the West CenterBuilding on the UNK campus. The facility will allow UNK will expand its collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center to meet growing demands for primary and rural health care. Projections show a shortage of nearly 1.2 million registered nurses by 2020 and the Nebraska Center for Nursing predicts a shortage of more than 3,800 registered nurses. Construction is set to start by January 2014 with proposed completion by June 2015.