Science and Nursing Center

Simpson University’s Science and Nursing Center

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Responding to market demand for quality nursing education, Simpson University added a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2011, four years after the launch of its popular RN-BSN Track, which enables registered nurses to earn a bachelor's degree in 16 months.


  • Two stories: one floor dedicated to science majors and one to nursing education
  • Six patient simulation zones
  • Two clinical skills labs
  • Specialized areas for physics, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, ecology and anatomy
  • General-purpose classrooms
  • Centralized faculty offices

Truly Vang - Current Nursing Student

"The new Nursing and Science building will mean so much to us. We’ve been anticipating it ever since we got here."

— Truly Vang - Nursing Student, Class of 2016

Kayla Holland - Current Biology and Spanish Student

"Being able to move into the new building in the fall is making science and nursing majors so much more passionate about our field of study."

— Kayla Holland - Biology and Spanish Student, Class of 2017

Heather Dainauskus - Current Nursing Student

"It’s going to be an honor to be one of the first classes into a building that’s going to house a program that’s going to produce really huge, life-changing members of the nursing field."

— Heather Dainauskus - Nursing Student, Class of 2015

Siby Sabu - 2013 Biology Graduate

"There was something about the way the (biology) program was set up and the way teachers interacted with students. Their heart behind why they wanted to do what they do just drew me in."

— Siby Sabu, Class of 2013 Biology Student

Lysandra Ramirez - Current Nursing Student

One of the students who will get to enjoy the new building for her final year of nursing is 20-year-old Lysandra Ramirez of Shingletown, Calif. During chapel her first year at Simpson, she heard a group speak about medical missions and its work in Africa to help people with AIDS.

"There was this specific line that one of the people said, that when you realize that all you have is Jesus is when you realize that's all you need. That just spoke deep to me, and it was like God pulling at my heartstrings. I knew that's where he wanted me."

— Lysandra Ramirez, Current Nursing Student

Hosanna Terrado - 2013 Nursing Alumna

“He (God) brought me to Simpson for a reason. They told me there was no Nursing program (when I came here), and then all of a sudden they have a Nursing program. I’m really blessed.”

— Hosanna Terrado, Class of 2013 Nursing Student



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  • Strategically address the nursing shortage in California and Oregon in a significant way.
  • Equip nurses for world service.
  • Increase capacity to over 200 students.
  • Add more science degrees, such as chemistry, physics and kinesiology, thereby benefiting an entirely new population of students.

Give to support the Science and Nursing programs*

*Please select "Science and Nursing Center" from the designation drop-down.

On Oct. 4, 2014, the university dedicated a new, two-story, 30,000-square-foot Science and Nursing Center. The first floor is devoted to science and math programs; the second floor houses the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing offices, classrooms and labs.

We are grateful for the many people who have given financially to help with the $6.5 million Science and Nursing Center construction cost. As of fall 2014, we are still seeking to raise about $3 million to cover the difference. Please consider partnering with us in this exciting opportunity to impact many lives.

Click here to watch the building dedication video.

Click here to watch the campaign video.

Click here to watch time-lapse of new construction.

*Please select "Science and Nursing Center" from the designation drop-down.