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2017

60th anniversary of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) grand opening

Opening of Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience

Grand re-opening of newly expanded Simulation and Learning Resources Center

2016

Dean Teri Pipe named ASU Chief Well-Being Officer

First cohort of CONHI's new Health Care Innovation graduate certificate program

New CONHI Center for Heatlh Promotion and Disease Prevention

2014

Partnership established with Discovery Triangle providing free health screenings on the Fresh Express bus

Student led health clinic S.H.O.W. launches in partnership with University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University

2012

Teri Pipe named Dean

2011

Dean Bernadette Melnyk announces acceptance of new position at Ohio State University

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice program five full years accreditation through 2016

Southwest Consortium for Health Outcomes and Behavioral Change established

T32 NIH five-year grant for pre- and post doctoral scholars awarded

The 2012 U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s best graduate schools ranks the College of Nursing & Health Innovation 21st out of 467, or the top 4%, of graduate nursing programs in the nation

2010

Master of Science in Regulatory Science and Health Safety established

Macy Foundation funds interprofessional grant to study integrated curriculum for physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists

2009

May 2009 - College changes name from College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation to College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Nursing program at ASU West campus consolidated at Downtown Phoenix campus

NHI-2 building opens. The new state-of-the-art "green" building houses classrooms, research labs, and student facilities and has received 15 environment, architecture and construction awards.

2008

Doctor of Nursing Practice program offered for first time in January 2008

April 25, 2008 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Arizona Biltmore

December 2008 - First graduates of Master of Healthcare Innovation and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs

Graduate Certificate and Master of Clinical Research Management added to Clinical Research Management education offerings

Geriatric NP and Child-Family Psych/Mental Health NP programs established

2007

ASU Health Center opens

September 22, 2007 - 50th Anniversary of the College - View 50th Anniversary Slide Show (Download Presenter Plug-in for Web Browsers [Free])

October 19, 2007 - 50th Anniversary Alumni Reception

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) approved

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation program established; replaces DNS program

Launched the Center for Healthcare Innovation & Clinical Trials

Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence launches

Graduate Certificate for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intervention Specialist established

2006

Nursing, one of first three ASU colleges, moves to new Downtown Phoenix campus: name changed to College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Master of Healthcare Innovation Program established

North Tempe Health Center opens (Director, Charlotte Armbruster)

Center for Healthy Outcomes in Aging Established

Center for Improving Health Outcomes in Children, Teens and Families launches

2005

Bernadette Melnyk, Dean (2005-2011)

Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) Degree established

Southwest Borderlands Initiative launched

Formed strategic partnership with Mayo Clinic

2004

ASU Polytechnic campus nursing courses offered

2001

ASU College of Nursing becomes the first and only College of Nursing in the United States to serve as a Title X delegate agency providing free/low cost family planning services to the uninsured through Breaking the Cycle Community Health Care

1999

RN-BSN-MS Degree program established

1994

Honors Program established

1992

Barbara Durand, Dean (1992-2004)

1991

Escalante Health Center opens (Director Dr. Betty Gale) - clinic closed 5/2010

Breaking the Cycle Community Clinic opens (Director Dr. Phyllis Krause-Primas)

1990

Indian Health Service grant enables establishment of American Indian Students United for Nursing (ASUN)

1988

Baccalaureate Program in collaboration with Glendale Community College begins

1985

Nursing courses offered at ASU West Campus

1984

Janelle Krueger, Dean (1984-1992)

1983

Office of Student Services established

1982

College of Nursing offers three programs: 4-year BSN, 36-hour Master of Science in nursing, and Continuing (Extended) Education courses

1977

Community Health Services Clinic opens in Scottsdale (Director Dr. Ellaemae Branstetter)

1975

October 25, 1975, Beta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International was started in 1975 by Mary Jo Kasselman, President of ASU's Nursing Honor Society

1971

Juanita Murphy, Dean (1971-1983)

First 5 graduates receive a Master of Science degree in nursing

1970

First Class of Continuous Progress Curriculum (CPC) BSN Students Graduate

1969

Master of Science Degree program established

RN-BSN Degree program established

Continuous Progress Curriculum (CPC), introduced by Dorothy Corona, initiated the revision of the baccalaureate philosophy: by 1971 concepts of the CPC were integrated into former BSN

1967

Ellamae Branstetter was appointed as Director of Graduate Program

1966

Tempe Building Dedicated

1965

Loretta Anderson (Hanner-Bardewyck) appointed Dean (1965-71) and Professor

1964

School of Nursing becomes an autonomous College

1961

Arizona State College at Tempe is 100th nursing program in United States to be accredited.

First class of 6 students Graduate.

1959

College moves above ground into first separate building, Annex XVI, on corner of Forest and 9th Street in Tempe - The Joyce House

1958

First Academic Year (1957-58) annual budget: $22,160

1957

Loretta Anderson (Hanner-Bardewyck) appointed as the Director of the School of Nursing within the College of Liberal Arts (1957-1965)

First two faculty members Loretta Anderson (Hanner-Bardewyck) and Dorothy McLeod write first Statement of Philosophy

September 22, 1957 - First nursing course held (58 students enrolled, 65 declared nursing major) at Arizona State College at Tempe (ASCT)

1957-1959 - School of Nursing within the College of Liberal Arts is located in the basement of Matthew’s library

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program