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Ribbon Cutting for Marian University’s New Nursing Space

Date: Dec 14, 2023 6:25:35 PM | Author: Tracy Lisowe


FOND DU LAC, Wis. – (Dec. 14, 2023) – Five months ago, C.D. Smith Construction started breaking through walls in the Stayer Center at Marian University. Now the renovation of Marian’s new, state-of-the-art Nursing space, by C.D. Smith, is complete and ahead of schedule. There will be a Ribbon Cutting in the Stayer Center on the Marian Campus this Friday, December 15th at 3:00 pm, followed by an opportunity to tour the new space and enjoy light refreshments.

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at the conclusion of the Nursing Pinning Ceremony, which begins at 2:00 pm in the Sadoff Auditorium of the Stayer Center. The Pinning Ceremony is where both bachelor’s and master’s students are welcomed into the Nursing profession. Marian’s Winter Commencement will take place at 6:00 pm that evening.

“The new Nursing space is gorgeous,” said Michelle Majewski, President of Marian University. “If you want to be a nurse or nurse leader, Marian is the place to be.”

Marian University New Nursing Space Ribbon Cutting CD Smith Construction Renovation Project Interior Sim Lab Shown Here

Marian’s Nursing program will occupy the first and second floors of the Stayer Center and include new, state-of-the-art simulation labs, observation rooms, skills labs for practicing more advanced nursing skills, health assessment training spaces, exam rooms, classrooms, as well as study areas for students and spaces for gathering and collaborating.

Marian University Nursing Renovation Tour Map with CD Smith Construction

“Students have already been slipping into the study and collaborative spaces for Finals Week this week,” said Cheryl Seelig, Associate Dean of Nursing and Chief Nurse Administrator. “We’re thrilled with the renovation and grateful to all the donors who are helping us continue our important mission.”

Marian University, which has been training nurses and nurse leaders for almost sixty years, has one of the highest NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) passing rates in the state of Wisconsin at 96.77 percent. Marian’s Nursing program offers:

•    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
•    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion Program (Online)
•    Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Hybrid) 
•    Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Administration Track (Online)
•    RN to MSN, Nursing Administration Track (Hybrid) 
•    RN to MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Hybrid)
•    Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Hybrid)

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, a group of pioneering sisters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The university offers undergraduate, master's and adult learning degrees at its main campus and online.


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