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40th Anniversary

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40 years of nursing education

The Washburn University School of Nursing is celebrating 40 years of success in educating generations of nurses. Join us in celebration by participating in one of our events.

Sept. 5

Join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center and hear from Steve Martin, bsn '79, now president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Sept. 18

Join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center and hear from Ginger Breedlove, bsn '78, now president of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Sept. 20

  • Join in Family Day activities beginning at 11 a.m.
  • From 10 a.m. to noon, tour School of Nursing facilities during an open house. Start in the McPherson Booster Room in the Petro Allied Health Center and visit with current and former faculty members.
  • Join in the School of Nursing Football Tailgate Party at  12:30 p.m. in front of Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl.

Stroll down memory lane

First nursing graduates

May 16, 1976: The first graduating class of the baccalaureate nursing program includes 20 students.

July 1982: Previously part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the nursing program becomes the School of Nursing.

June 16, 1984: Members of the community attend an open house at the new Petro Allied HeFirst nursing facultyalth Center facility.

Check out more pictures of Nursing's 40 years at Washburn University.

Celebrating Leadership

Three deans have led the Washburn School of Nursing. Learn more about them.