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Teague examines a SimMan patient simulator. The newly constructed lab features several new and old high-tech SimMan simulators that allow students to practice procedures in a safe but realistic environment. (Tyler Green - Daily Press)
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By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer

New Mexico State University in Carlsbad welcomed members of the public to tour the newly constructed Allied Health and University Transfer Center at the campus.

The new building was initially envisioned in 2006. Through the vision of the NMSU Carlsbad Nursing Department and Administration, along with tremendous support from local legislative delegation – former Representative John Heaton, Senator Carroll Leavell, and Senator Vernon Asbill – the NMSU Carlsbad campus received $25,000 from the 2007 New Mexico Legislature to conduct a site development plan.

In January 2008, Carlsbad residents approved a $3 million 10-year local general obligation bond and in November 2008, New Mexico residents approved an identical bond, providing funding necessary to design and construct the facility.

The building will house the NMSU Carlsbad Nursing and Emergency Medical Technician programs as well as new allied health programs. Additionally, it will provide state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom spaces needed to train tomorrow’s healthcare workers. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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