• Avera Nursing Center and Simulation Lab

    Opening Fall 2018

Avera Nursing Center

our commitment to rural healthcare

Mount Marty College's dedication to rural healthcare is stronger than ever. We are preparing the next generation of nursing professionals, at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, and it's time to give our students the next level of hands-on learning facilities. 

We have a tradition of excelling in healthcare and service to others, and the renovated Avera Nursing Center and new Avera Simulation Lab will help prepare our students to be the nursing leaders our rural communities need.

In October 2017, Avera Health announced that it will donate $1 million to Mount Marty College (MMC) to support upgrades to the Avera Science and Nursing Center on the college’s Yankton campus. The gift will help fund renovations to the center’s 9600-sq.-ft. second floor. The renovation will feature a high-fidelity simulation lab to advance education for MMC’s nursing students.

Learn more about Avera's $1 million gift

Representing a community effort, the planning for the Avera Science and Nursing Center renovation and upgrade included input from EMTs around the region, Avera, and MMC alumni, faculty and staff.
One of the featured upgrades will be the addition of a nursing simulation lab. Providing flexibility for in-depth training, the simulators are mobile and may be moved to different settings, enabling MMC faculty to provide simulated, on-site training for scenarios such as athletic injuries or car accidents.

In addition to the state-of-the-art simulation lab, the renovations will include the development of display cases that will showcase the history of the MMC nursing program, dating back to the Sacred Heart School of Nursing. The historical displays will honor and celebrate MMC’s and Avera’s shared mission and history.

Construction on the Avera Nursing Center and Avera Simulation Lab are set to begin at the beginning of 2018, and the demolition process has already started. Check back often for progress updates on this exciting new project!

Photos: Demolition and Construction Progress

Architect Rendering - Task Trainer Room

Architect Rendering - Floor Plan (Upper Level)

Your investment in the Mount Marty nursing program will allow the college to expand its bachelor's and master's nursing programs, providing necessary space and updated laboratories. 

If you wish to invest in the new nursing center, you can do so via:

  • online: www.mtmc.edu/give
  • mail: 
    Mount Marty College Advancement Office
    1105 W Eighth Street, Yankton, SD 57078
  • phone: 605.668.1292

Gifts of all sizes are appreciated!

To learn more about supporting this facility and naming opportunities, contact the Office of Advancement at 605.668.1292.

You can make an impact

Your investment in the Mount Marty nursing program will allow the college to expand its bachelor's and master's nursing programs, providing necessary space and updated laboratories. Expanded programming will help meet the increasing need for ethical health care providers, formed in Catholic Benedictine values.

To learn more about supporting this facility and naming opportunities, contact the Office of Advancement