FORT MYERS, Fla - Edison State College is set open a multi-million dollar mock hospital for its nursing students.
The 58,000 square foot facility cost $13 million and is fitted with an emergency rooms complete with operating rooms. The high-tech classrooms are coming amid news that Southwest Florida ranks near last in the state when it comes to nurses in hospitals. For every 100,000 people, there are 779 nurses in area hospitals.
The national average is 854.
Hands-on training will included real-life medical situations that include from the moment a 911 call is placed, paramedics arrive and administer drugs to surgeries and even pro-longed medical treatments.
The facility will also feature a medical museum showcasing decades of medical journals and research from our are. It will be open to the public in the fall.