|1980||Admitted first Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class|
21 BSN students graduated from the charter class
Received program accreditation through the National League for Nursing (NLN)
Nursing Department joined the College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT)
9 full time faculty; 40-45 BSN graduates per year
|1998||Received full accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which continues to the present for all programs|
|1999||Department moved to the newly constructed Health and Human Services building on the east campus|
|2000||Received charter as Pi Mu at-large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society|
|2002||BSN program expanded to enroll 60 nursing students, initiating a phased plan for growth of the BSN program|
Implemented new Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator concentrations
Received 3-year Advanced Education Nursing Program grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the program
|2005||Launched a BSN completion program for working registered nurses with Associate Degrees|
|2008||Received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Program Assessment for the BSN program|
Achieved full 10 year reaccreditation of all programs from CCNE
Continued growth of programs with 27 full time faculty
Achieved target growth of BSN program, graduating more than 120 new nurses!
Submitted Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program proposal to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for approval
Pi Mu at-large Chapter received a Key Chapter Award from Sigma Theta Tau International
- Clarification of Comments Made in Harrisonburg Daily News Record, September 24, 2013: Today, in the Daily News Record, a comment was made and highlighted that the Department of Nursing would eliminate the Nurse Practitioner programs at the Master's entry for practice. This statement was made in error. At this time, there are no plans to eliminate the Master's level Nurse Practitioner programs. We will continue to monitor accreditation standards and requirements regarding entry to practice and will make decisions accordingly.
- Check out the website for the Kenya trip!
- December 6
Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
- December 9-13
- December 14