UMKC - Health Sciences Building

UMKC - Health Sciences Building

The 227,000-square-foot Health Sciences Building was the first project created from the UMKC Hospital Hill Master Plan. Completed in 2007, it provides state-of-the-art teaching and research space for the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy.

Core teaching areas for nursing and pharmacy were modeled after real-life environments to improve student understanding of what students will experience in the field. For the School of Nursing, human patient simulators and simulated nursing stations, clinic areas, and OR spaces were designed to replicate a hospital environment. An anatomy laboratory also was provided. Pharmacy spaces also include simulated pharmacies and patient consultant windows/counters.

In addition to simulated workspaces, the building offers a variety of classrooms including 120- seat lecture halls, as well as donor spaces. All spaces have integrated technology systems to facilitate an improved learning environment. The large lecture halls also have been designed to meet each programs distance learning needs with appropriate technology.