Iona University officially opens new high-tech campus in Bronxville

University officials say this is just the start of new programs and experiences for Iona students.

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2023, 11:53 AM

Updated 492 days ago

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Iona University's new Bronxville campus officially opened today.
University officials are calling this a historic day for Iona University, as students were shuttled over from the New Rochelle campus to begin classes for the first time.
For 140 years, the 28-acre campus was home to Concordia College. Iona acquired the school in 2021 to become connected to its New Rochelle campus. Not long after that, Iona went from being a college to a university.
When Iona took over in Bronxville, they teamed up with NewYork-Presbyterian to create a new school of health sciences.
They made major renovations to the building that once served as the library for Concordia College and turned it into a state-of-the-art building with labs and training facilities.
Nursing students arrived to begin classes in the new flagship building called the Kelly Center for Health Sciences.
The simulated hospital that's part of the Kelly Center for Health Sciences has just about everything the students will work with in actual medical settings. It has everything from a nurse's station to high-tech mannequins that can do everything from talk to sweat, and even one that gives birth. "They act and they behave like real patients, and the settings that we're in is very much so similar to a hospital, and it's amazing," says Adriana Ore, nursing student.
University officials say this is just the start of new programs and experiences for Iona students.


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