- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso city officials are celebrating the opening of a $14.5 million nursing school that’s expected to add more medical professionals to the area.

The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing opened Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/1DEsYYr ) reports about 90 nursing students and 10 faculty members are now making use of the school, which is a part of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

The school features a large simulation lab with lifelike mannequins and identical equipment nurses use in hospitals. Officials expect enrollment to increase to 300 students in the next five years.

Funding for the project came from several sources, including a grant from the Medical Center for the Americas Foundation and donations from the Hunt Family Foundation.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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