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Building for the Future

Connell School Moves to New Home in Maloney Hall

Building for the Future
After moving to Maloney Hall, the Connell School of Nursing has twice as much simulation lab space where students gain invaluable experience practicing on high-tech manikins, as pictured above.

The students, faculty, and staff of the William F. Connell School of Nursing completed their move to a new, state-of-the-art home in Maloney Hall earlier this summer. Housed on the second and third floors, its new location increases the School’s overall space by nearly 80 percent and doubles its simulation lab size.

“Added simulation space is an essential part of our strategy,” said Connell School Associate Dean Sean Clarke. “With the move to Maloney Hall, we can help our students further develop technical, communication, and teamwork abilities before working with live patients.”                           


The new space is anchored by the Simulation Center, featuring four separate high-fidelity labs equipped with digital manikins for students in training, computerized control rooms for situational customizations, and observation rooms where students and faculty can monitor and debrief.

Students will also practice together in a separate live-simulation laboratory. This clinical learning laboratory was the first of the new spaces funded through the Light the World campaign, with a gift by Connell School alumna Tracy Burnett Brown ’80 and her husband, Scott Brown ’79, P’08, ’11.

“The Browns’ gift speaks to their shared belief in the Connell School’s mission and their leadership on behalf of the entire University,” said Dean Susan Gennaro.


Another feature is the creation of “learning neighborhoods” that houses all Connell School professors. Combining offices and open spaces, these clusters promote scholarly exchange for the benefit of both faculty and students.

The dean’s suite is a welcoming place for receptions and other events, and students enjoy a spacious new lounge for studying and socializing.

Finishing out the new location is a large, high-tech conference room incorporating a beloved piece of the Connell School’s past—a series of stained glass windows featuring healers and saints that hung in Cushing Hall Chapel.

“Thanks to Light the World campaign donors, the Connell School enjoys a modern, inviting space in which to teach and to learn,” said Dean Gennaro. “It’s an incredible step forward for our school and its mission to educate tomorrow’s nurse leaders.” 

▶ To learn more, contact Ginger Saariaho, executive director of school development and organizational giving, at 617-552-9168 or ginger.saariaho@bc.edu.



There are many ways to support the Connell School’s new home in Maloney Hall, including these naming opportunities ($250K to $3M):

This facility exemplifies the Connell School’s commitment to innovation and is a focal point of its new home.

simulation center

These labs—which together compose the Simulation Center— includes a simulation room with a digital manikin, a control room, and an observation room.

A multipurpose room for meetings and special events, it is also home to Cushing Hall Chapel’s stained glass windows.

One of Maloney Hall’s most popular settings, the lounge offers a bright, comfortable area for contemplation and camaraderie.

Dean's Office

As the center of the Connell School’s administrative and academic leadership, the suite will house the dean’s office and a conference room and will be used for special events.

learning neighborhoods

These unique clusters are designed to promote faculty discussion and strengthen the school’s academic enterprise.

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