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Union Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

Since its inception in 1964, nursing education at Union University has been innovative and responsive to the needs of the health care community.
Since its inception in 1964, nursing education at Union University has been innovative and responsive to the needs of the health care community.

JACKSON, Tenn.June 25, 2014 – In the early 1960s, students who wanted to become nurses didn’t study on college campuses. They learned the profession in hospitals.

So when a few colleges and universities on the west coast began looking into establishing their own nursing education programs, it was a pioneering idea that caught the attention of administrators at Union University.

At the same time, health care leaders in Jackson were calling for larger numbers of trained nurses.

Read the rest of this story from the summer 2014 Unionite at www.uu.edu/unionite/summer14/half-century-of-nursing-excellence.cfm.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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