JANUARY 2014 – Union Square Campus, Inc. (USCI) has selected Gateway University Research Park (Gateway) to perform the necessary administrative services to oversee the financing, development and construction of an approximately 105,000 square foot academic building and simulation lab to be located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.
Training and education for healthcare professions – primarily nursing — will comprise the first phase of Union Square Campus, with these initial key stakeholders: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC A&T State University, Guilford Technical Community College and Cone Health. By housing programs together, these entities can share lab space and equipment at significant cost savings.
Nursing education at Union Square Campus will engage students at every level: 2-year Associates Degree, RN to BSN and accelerated BSN programs, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and continuing education certificate programs. In addition, GTCC’s Radiography program will be housed at the site, adding more synergies to the shared facilities.
A state-of-the-art healthcare simulation center will be a key component of the project. The first campus building, an approximately 105,000 square foot facility will be located at the intersection of South Elm and Lee Street (Gate City Boulevard), and is estimated to cost between $37-40 million including land, infrastructure and equipment.