Family donates $1 million to Kansas Wesleyan Nursing Center

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Salina family has donated $1 million to Kansas Wesleyan University’s new Nursing Education Center.

The university said this week that the gift from the Jack and Donna Vanier family comes shortly after Salina Regional Health Center donated $1 million to the center.

The Salina Journal reports the new nursing center will be the first new instruction-only facility on campus in 50 years.

The estimated cost of the building renovation is $4.5 million. Construction is expected to begin this fall, with a completion date of December 2020.

The new center will be capable of teaching at total of 80 nursing students in junior and senior classes. Nursing students will spend their freshman and sophomore years taking basic education courses.

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