MDC Homestead Campus to Open New Nursing Simulation and Skills Center Jan. 26

Miami, Jan. 10, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) Homestead Campus will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, Simulation and Skills Center, a state-of-the-art learning environment and training center that will prepare students to deliver excellent patient care. The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Homestead Campus. Working media is welcome.

The Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, Simulation and Skills Center at the Homestead Campus is designed to prepare individuals with the evidence-based principles and skills necessary to successfully perform in real-world clinical settings by helping them reduce errors, improve safety, and elevate the quality of patient care.

This 4,850 square foot facility features a control room, two simulation rooms, two debriefing rooms, two skills wings, and a health assessment wing. This supportive learning environment where our MDC Nursing students will thrive, can also be utilized for interdisciplinary collaborative efforts with the South Dade healthcare community and other health-related programs within the college.

Students will ensure their professional competency by mastering skill application, clinical judgement, and critical thinking skills in a non-threatening environment. This one-of-a-kind health training venue will provide much needed resources and expertise for the ever-growing community of South Dade and beyond.

MDC’s Homestead Campus opened its doors in 1985 as the College’s fifth campus with 350 students, operating out of the First Baptist Church. By 1991, a modern campus facility located in the historic business district of downtown Homestead had been built to serve South Dade’s ever-growing student population. Over the past decade, the campus has experienced remarkable growth, earning a reputation for excellence and innovation. To learn more and to register for classes, visit

WHAT:     Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, Simulation and Skills Center Ribbon Cutting

WHEN:     Wed., Jan. 26, at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:   MDC Homestead Campus

500 College Terrace