In recognition of the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing’s 125th anniversary, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 8, 2014, as "University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Day.”
In the proclamation, Cranley cites the College of Nursing’s leading role in nurse education through its offering of the nation’s first baccalaureate program in nursing (1916). It was also one of the first colleges of nursing in the country to offer a master’s of science in nursing (1956).
Today, the UC College of Nursing is known nationally for its innovative use of technology in nursing education, with the vision of using it to impact health care provision.
- In 2011, the college began its iPad initiative, teaching nurse educators the skills they’d need to deliver nursing content to an already tech-savvy student body. The College of Nursing established the iPad Institute, a four-day, intensive training course for faculty on how to use the iPad, Apple TV and apps. The iPad Institute continues yearly.
- In 2013, the college’s sophomore class began exclusively using iPads rather than traditional text books.
- UC’s College of Nursing faculty have employed the use of video, standardized patient actors and a Web module to create a virtual experience for distance learning students not unlike the experience on-site nursing students have.
The College of Nursing, founded in 1889, will kick off the celebration of its founding at an invitation-only event Saturday, Nov. 8. Beverly Malone, PhD, CEO of the National League for Nursing and UC College of Nursing alumna (BSN ’70, PhD ’82), will offer a keynote address at the event.
The college’s anniversary celebration continues into the spring, culminating in the recognition of 125 alums with Alumni Legacy Awards. Winners will be celebrated in April at the college’s Alumni Weekend events.