1968 — President Albert G. Huegli proclaims the official opening of the College of Nursing at the opening convocation for the 1968-’69 academic year. Dorothy P. Smith is the college’s first dean.
1969 — The bachelor’s program in nursing is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nurses Registration and Nursing Education.
1972 — The CoN celebrates its first graduating class in the spring. The college moves into newly constructed LeBien Hall.
1974 — The bachelor’s program in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing.
1982 — Freda Scales is named dean of the College of Nursing.
1985 — The college becomes one of the first in the country to launch an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing program.
1991 — The CoN celebrates its first graduating class of the master’s program in nursing.
1993 — The master’s program in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing.
1994 — The college institutes a post-master’s family nurse practitioner program.
2000 — The Committee for Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Janet Brown is named dean of the College of Nursing.
2001 — The college receives a grant from the Helene Fuld Foundation to enhance the curriculum’s community-based nursing experiences.
2008 — In the fall, the first class is admitted to the post-master’s doctorate in nursing practice program.
2009 — In the fall, the Bachelor of Science in nursing to doctorate in nursing practice curriculum to be offered.