Lienhard School of Nursing Timeline

Welcome to the Lienhard School of Nursing Timeline Take a journey through the last 50 years at Lienhard School of Nursing
1966 School of Nursing Founded
Admission of the first students to the Associate Degree Program in Nursing on the Pleasantville campus. This was the first collegiate nursing program in Westchester
1973 Move to Pleasantville
The Graduate School of Nursing, New York Medical College moved to the Pleasantville campus of Pace College and was renamed Graduate School of Nursing, Pace University
1975 School becomes Lienhard School of Nursing
Undergraduate School of Nursing named for Gustav O. Lienhard
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1977 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant
The first nurse-managed academic health center in the U.S. was established on the Briarcliff campus with a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Specialty Master′s program in the Graduate Division began with a major in Nursing Administration

Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care established.

1979 Graduate Division of Nursing
Graduate School of Nursing merged with the Lienhard School of Nursing to become the Graduate Division of Nursing with a Generic Master's Program and a Specialty Master's Program.
1982 CNRCP was established
Center for Nursing Research and Clinical Practice (CNRCP) was established.
Merger of New York and Pleasantville Lienhard School of Nursing continuing education program into one organizational unit.
1983 Graduate Division Defined
Graduate division in Nursing separated into a Generic Master's Department and a Specialty Master's Department.
1984 Doctoral Task Force formed and began work.
Specialty in Family Primary Care began in Fall 1984, funded by DHHS, Division of Nursing Joint collaborative program established with Mount Sinai Medical Center.
1985 Generic Baccalaureate Nursing Program began in Fall.
University Health Care Unit expanded under management of Lienhard School of Nursing with a $1.33 million grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
1990 News ′N Notes
The Alumni Organization develops a newsletter, News ′N Notes, published twice a year.

The school signed the first international joint appointment with the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

1993 Pace University becomes a founding member of NACNAH, the North American Consortium of Nursing and Allied Health for International Cooperation.
1995 SNAP
An office for Student Nurses at Pace (SNAP) was established.
1996 The Lienhard School of Nursing Advisory Board was established.
1997 PHCA was created.
Primary Health Care Associates (PHCA) was created in response to increased community needs for a wider range of primary health care services in multiple settings.
2000 The Department of Graduate Studies began offering a program in Nursing Informatics in collaboration with the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.
2001 The Institute fo Healthy Aging (IHA) was founded.
2003 The Hugoton Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to fund the Joan M. Stout, RN Evidence-based Initiative at Lienhard School of Nursing.
2004 The Master of Arts in Nursing Leadership Program was approved by The New York State Education Department.
2008 The DNP (Doctor of Nurse Practice) program started in 2008.
2010 In 2010, The College of Health Professions was established in an effort to showcase and expand health professions majors at Pace University.
2012-2013 Ribbon cutting for the Clinical Education Labs, NYC 2012, Pleasantville 2013. The Clinical Education Labs create an active interprofessional learning environment at CHP which promotes the integration of clinical and didactic health care knowledge utilizing current technology.