Health Sciences Center, Rock Valley College

Rockford, Illinois

In order to create a “Place of Well-being” and a building that reflects the College’s teaching mission, the new Health Sciences Center at Rock Valley College provides instructional space that support both existing and emerging health industry degree and certificate programs. 

  • Accommodations for students to observe and assist in the operating room environment
  • Spaces for students to observe and assist in the ER and critical care environments
  • Environment designed for multiple, sophisticated users within an institutional setting
"This new facility is more sophisticated and allows our students to be more tech-savvy and feel comfortable with the accouterments of technology."

Sandie Soldwisch, President, Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Designed for 21st century teaching and learning.

The facility was designed to accomodate 21st century teaching/learning environments for the allied health sciences professions. OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony College of Nursing occupies part of the third floor and all of the fourth floor of the building. ​The College of Nursing was established in 1915 and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, and a doctorate of nursing practice programs.

The 70,000 g. s.f. facility houses spaces for the following programs and areas:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Dental Hygiene
EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science
Respiratory Care
Surgical Technician
Rehabilitative Services
General Classrooms
General Student Spaces
Building Support Spaces

"This move (to the new facility) will help us better serve the region's workforce needs and to be relevant for nursing students today and for nursing students of the future."

Sandie Soldwisch, President, Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Details that make a difference.

A large waterfall feature in the main lobby creates a soothing and welcoming environment.

Large floor to ceiling windows allow ample natural light throughout the spaces.

The open staircase allows light to penetrate onto the water feature and throughout the space.