A new home in 2019
In 2019, Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing will move to Johnson City, N.Y., joining the University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on an 8-acre Health Sciences and Technology Innovation Park that is being created.
The building the Decker School will occupy is a 90,000-square-foot former Endicott Johnson Corp. shoe and carton factory at 48 Corliss Avenue, which will undergo complete renovation.
Room to grow
The move will give Decker additional space, enabling the expansion of undergraduate and graduate programs and providing much-needed room to meet growing simulation demands.
A prime location for collaboration
It will also encourage the growth of interprofessional education in the classroom and in clinical settings. In addition, co-locating the pharmacy and nursing school will make it easier for faculty researchers to team up, as well as collaborate with local physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Initial cleanup and securing of the building is complete; asbestos abatement and some wall demolition will commence soon. The exterior of the building will be restored, including masonry repairs and new windows. A new roof will also be installed. Design of the interior spaces is underway.
Read a Decker Connect article about the school's planned move to Johnson City.