A Sneak Peek at Nursing’s New Widmer Wing

Carol Polifroni, professor of nursing, left, leads professional staff on a tour of the 15,800 square-foot Carolyn Ladd Widmer Wing, under construction at the School of Nursing. The wing will include a reading room, a multi-purpose room, various labs set up as clinical offices, a lab set up as an apartment bedroom to give students experience in at-home caregiving, an auditorium that will serve as a classroom, and a museum of nursing history. Crews expect to start moving equipment and furnishings into the new wing during the last week of July, and employees will transition there in August. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Carol Polifroni, professor of nursing, left, leads professional staff on a tour of the 15,800 square-foot Carolyn Ladd Widmer Wing, under construction at the School of Nursing. The wing will include a reading room, a multi-purpose room, various labs set up as clinical offices, a lab set up as an apartment bedroom to give students experience in at-home caregiving, an auditorium that will serve as a classroom, and a museum of nursing history. Crews expect to start moving equipment and furnishings into the new wing during the last week of July, and employees will transition there in August. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Carolyn Ladd Widmer Wing, which connects to Storrs Hall, will be open in time for the start of fall semester classes. It will house a museum displaying items from the Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Carolyn Ladd Widmer Wing, which connects to Storrs Hall, will be open in time for the start of fall semester classes. It will house a museum displaying items from the Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A view of the eight-bed clinical resource laboratory, part of the Widmer Wing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A view of the eight-bed clinical resource laboratory, part of the Widmer Wing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

An alternate view of the clinical resource laboratory at the Widmer Wing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

An alternate view of the clinical resource laboratory at the Widmer Wing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A view of the 174-seat auditorium in the Widmer Wing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A view of the 174-seat auditorium in the Widmer Wing. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)