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American Heart Wear Red Annual Nursing Photo. Included the 100th Birthday Celebration of the
first Chair of the Department of Nursing, Ms. Cecilia G. Waggoner, fourth from the left.
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Nursing Department History
The Department of Nursing was established in 1970, with the first class of 35 students admitted to the clinical program in the Fall of 1971. The first baccalaureate graduates completed the program in May, 1973. Initial accreditation by the National League of Nursing was granted in 1975. The RN Completion program was begun in 1974. The Master's program in Family Nursing accepted its first students in 1993.
Nursing Department Profile
The Department of Nursing is one of fourteen departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Seventy-six students are admitted each fall semester to the basic baccalaureate program. The nursing program is an upper division major which begins in the junior year and builds upon two years of general education courses. In addition to the approximately 150 students in the basic program, there are nearly 50 students who are registered nurses completing their B.S.N. degrees. The graduate program has approximately 80 students enrolled. All nursing and pre-nursing majors are assigned a nursing faculty member as their academic advisor.
The Department of Nursing is committed to the University's mission with regard to teaching, scholarship and service. The culminating mission of the department is to produce a professional nurse who has the ability to utilize knowledge from general education courses, behavioral/natural sciences and nursing science to diagnose and treat human responses to actual or potential health problems.
Nursing Department Accreditation
Pittsburg State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The baccalaureate and masters programs of the Department of Nursing are approved by the *Kansas State Board of Nursing. The nursing program received accreditation by the *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2010 for ten years. Site visits for reapproval and reaccreditation are scheduled for fall 2020.
*Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, RM. 1051
Topeka, KS. 66612
*Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120