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Creighton expands campus in Phoenix

Posted: 12:44 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 17:45:26Z

Creighton University is expanding far outside of Omaha with a new almost $100 million health sciences campus in the heart of Phoenix, according to a release. 

The first phase of the project includes a building that'll be 200,000 square feet and will one day house nearly 800 Creighton students. 

The expansion will also add a four-year medical school, nursing school, occupational and physical therapy schools, pharmacy school, physician assistant school and an emergency medical services program. In the future, there will also be a second building. 

Construction begins in spring of 2019 and will be completed in the spring of 2021. 

"Creighton University is preparing for an exciting new era in Phoenix, one that combines our tradition for educational excellence in the health sciences with our distinctive Jesuit, Catholic mission," Creighton President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson said. "Creighton University has strong connections to the Arizona medical community and we look forward to expanding our impact by educating many more exceptionally qualified health care professionals to serve the community moving forward." 

The Creighton School of Medicine first came to Phoenix in 2009.