|1975||Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Program inaugurated.|
|1977||First graduating class of twenty-four undergraduate students completed
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
National League for Nursing gave initial accreditation to Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Program.
Lois Kiehn was appointed chair of Nursing Program.
|1979||Dr. Marilynn Wood was appointed chair of the Department of Nursing.|
|1983||Master of Science in Nursing Program inaugurated.
The Department of Nursing became the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific College (APC); APC became Azusa Pacific University (APU).
The School of Nursing Department of Continuing Education was established.
|1987||Della Blackburn, RN, PhD, was appointed dean of the School of Nursing.|
|1988||Iota Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (a nursing honors
society) was established at APU.
High Risk Home Health Program was initiated.
|1989||National League for Nursing gave initial accreditation to the Master’s of Science in Nursing Program.|
|1991||Rose Liegler, RN, PhD was appointed dean of the School of Nursing.|
|1992||Nursing students and faculty members participated in a medical missions trip to Guatemala.|
Eight School of Nursing faculty presented APU nursing curriculum to Russian
nurse educators in Golitsino, Russia, at a three-week conference: New
Nurses for a New Russia. These faculty wrote Russia’s first
Pediatric/Maternal Child and Medical/Surgical textbooks.
School of Nursing office and skills lab moved from East to West Campus.
|1995||Master’s-level Family Nursing Practitioner Program was established.|
|1996||School earned accreditation from the National League for Nursing.|
|1997||Homeless ministry was established in local churches.|
|1998||School of Nursing Neighborhood Wellness Center was opened in downtown Azusa and funded by the California Endowment.|
|1999||Nursing Distance Learning, based in San Bernardino for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, was funded by California Manpower Grant.|
|1999-2000||School of Nursing celebrates its 25th anniversary as APU celebrates it centennial.|
|2001||Accelerated BSN Program initiated (APS).|
|2003||School earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).|
|2003-04||WASC (now WSCUC) accreditation|
|2004||Second Career and Nursing Program initiated, which was first of its kind in L.A. county. (Now part of the Entry-level Master’s Program)|
|2005||Aja Lesh, PhD, appointed as dean.|
|2006||Early Entry Nursing into Advanced Practice (EENAP) Program commences in San Diego. (Now part of the Entry-level Master’s Program)|
|2007||Early Entry Nursing into Advanced Practice (EENAP) Program commences in San Bernardino.|
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.