The Lyons Center

The Lyons Center provides students and faculty with state of the art labs and resources to create, question, explore, master, and innovate ideas that will change the course of science.

  • 22,000 square feet
  • 15 high-tech learning spaces
  • 10 labs fully equipped for advanced study in biology, chemistry, and nursing
  • 4 student lounges
  • Classes equipped for web conferencing and virtual learning
  • LEED certified

Science for the Next Generation

The Lyons Center for Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS) is a cutting-edge facility for students majoring in nursing, biology, chemistry, computer information technology and security, computer science, graphic design, mathematics, and healthcare management.


Nursing students at Elms learn, practice, and master the fundamentals in state-of-the-art skills and simulation labs. Designed and equipped to simulate real-life patient settings, our labs feature three adult sims, one infant sim, and one sim used for birthing scenarios. With the guidance of our expert faculty, our students enter their clinical experiences with confidence.

Students and faculty use the Lyons Center’s next-gen labs and resources to create, question, explore, and innovate ideas that will influence their fields.

Hear from recent graduate Madison Jung ’18 about why she chose Elms for nursing and how the program prepared her for a rewarding career.
Listen to nursing alumni Austin DeCosmo ’17 and Madison Jung ’18 discuss how Elms prepared them for the NCLEX exam.