Milestones for Division of Nursing

1983

First Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student group for RNs is formed.


1987

Bachelor of Science in Nursing program achieves accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.


1990

Master of Nursing (MN) is first offered on-campus.


1995

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program earns accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.


1998

Omicron Delta, a chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing honor society, is founded.

MSN and MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) are offered on-campus.


1999

MSN/MBA/Health Care Management (HC) dual-degree program is offered on-campus.


2002

Quarterly enrollment in the Division of Nursing reaches 5,000 students for the first time.

First LPN/LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student group is formed.


2004

MSN/Nursing and Health Care Education (ED) is offered for the first time on-campus.

BSN; MSN; MSN/ED; MSN/MBA/HC are introduced online.


2005

University applies for and is granted accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs in the College of Health and Human Services.

MSN/Master of Health Administration (MHA) dual-degree program debuts on-campus.

Nursing voluntarily withdraws the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs from NLNAC programmatic accreditation.


2006

University applies for and is granted accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) specifically for its BSN and MSN programs.


2007

MSN/Informatics (INF) debuts on-campus.


2008

University of Phoenix celebrates 25 years of providing post-licensure nursing education and more than 25,000 nursing graduates.

Division of Nursing becomes a separate college within the University.

MSN/INF is offered for the first time online.


2009

Two immersive Nursing Simulation Labs open in Phoenix, AZ, and Honolulu, HI.


2010

Quarterly enrollment in the Division of Nursing tops over 14,000 students for the first time.

Division of Nursing achieves re-accreditation from CCNE for 10 years.

Two more immersive Nursing Simulation Labs open at the Denver and Modesto, California, campuses.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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