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About the School of Nursing

D'Youville Nursing students in clinical lab classroom.

Since establishing the region's first baccalaureate degree in nursing in 1942, the D'Youville School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.

History of the School of Nursing

Seven Decades of Excellence

The Grey Nuns founded D'Youville College in 1908 and named it for their patron Saint Marie-Marguerite d'Youville. It was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. Consistent with the D'Youville mission, programs within the School of Nursing prepare students for leadership and service within the profession.

Nursing at D’Youville has experienced tremendous growth and change over the past seven decades:

1942

Established the region's first baccalaureate degree in nursing.

1946

The first D'Youville nursing class graduates.

1967

Present-day ALT Building is constructed to house the School of Nursing.

1972

Male students admitted.

1978

Highest Nursing enrollment in D'Youville history: 1,107 nursing students.

1981

Zeta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, established at D'Youville.

1997

Masters in nursing program established with Family Nurse Practitioner (MS) program.

2000

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate program established.

2009

Department of Nursing becomes the School of Nursing

2011

Nursing undergraduate enrollment encompasses 35% of all D’Youville students.

2012

High-fidelity simulation comes to D'Youville. Doctor of Nursing Practice program is established with Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP) program.

2013

Fully-online RN to BSN program launches.