Sr. M. Martina Mastej, Academic Dean
Sr. M. Raynelda Makarewicz, President
Sr. M. Calasantia Pawlik, consultant from St. Mary Hospital, developed the nursing program
Four-year nursing program launched, and first students admitted.
Sr. Calasantia (background) served as chair of nursing from 1962-1968
Sr. M. Danatha Suchyta, President
First students graduate with bachelor of science degree in nursing.
National League for Nursing (NLN) approves the nursing baccalaureate program for full accreditation for eight years.
Sr. M. Humilitas Gersztyn, RN, MSN, named chair of the nursing department.
Noreen O’Neill, RN, PH.D, selected as department chair.
RN to BSN program established and applications from registered nurse applicants accepted. *Sr. Humilitas coordinator, with Peggy Shinkle, faculty member.
Sr. M. Francilene Van de Vyver, President
North Central Association approves master’s in Nursing Administration Specialty and MSN/MSA dual degree.
Nursing faculty launch baccalaureate program for Licensed Practical Nurses; the LPN to BSN. Marilee Smith, Program Coordinator.
Student Mary Beth Kocsis learns how to give injections, from Mary Mitsch, faculty.
Dr. Julienne Hoff, RN, Ph.D., named Dean of the Division of Nursing and Health as well as Department Chair.
Madonna’s First Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, receives permission to charter Kappa Iota Chapter. Dr. Dorothy Fox is first Chapter president.
Graduates recite the Nightingale Pledge at a pinning ceremony in the activities center.
Faculty members Therese Jamison, and Deborah Dunn with NP student Michelle Moccia.
Mary Wawrzynski, RN, Ph.D., becomes Dean of the Division of Nursing and Health, and Department Chair.
Madonna College renamed Madonna University and acquires the Angelo DiPonio building to house the Division of Nursing.
Nursing Student’s Association charter revised to reflect new name Madonna University Nursing Students Association, MUNSA.
Bishop Moses B. Anderson blesses the DiPonio building, with Elizabeth Stevens, Sr. M. Francilene, and Margaret DiPonio.
Division of Nursing restructured as College of Nursing and Health.
First Hospice Program in the United States, developed by Program Chair Sr. Cecilia Eagan, SC, RN, Ph.D., launched. First hospice bachelor’s degrees awarded the following year.
International nursing education exchange program established with Edge Hill School of Health Studies in Liverpool, to the United Kingdom for professional enrichment and study.
Hospice program expanded to award a graduate certificate and the first Master’s of Hospice degree in the nation.
Michigan Campus Compact Venture Grant and Scholarship of Engagement Grant awarded for study abroad & community service learning experience in Liverpool, England and All Saints Neighborhood Community Center in Detroit.
Trans-cultural Nursing Society established at Madonna, the Transcultural Nursing Center and library repository of the writings of Society Founder Sr. Madaline Leininger, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Dr. Leininger with Dr. Mary Wawrzynski, dean, and Sr. M. Franilene.
Hospice Advisory Board Members: Patricia Vint, Sr. Cecilia Egan, Jacky Brown, Kelly Rhoades, Department Chair, and Fr. John West.
Sr. Rose Marie Kujawa, President
Dr. Teresa L. Cervantez Thompson, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, appointed as professor and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health.
Dr. Sue Hasenau, faculty, Chris Dearing, student
Nursing program achieves accreditation by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, for all under-graduate and graduate programs.
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program launched as the University’s first doctoral degree. Dr. Nancy O’Connor, named program director.
Students make first pilgrimage and service learning trip to Lourdes, France, where they provide care and support to travelers seeking emotional, spiritual and physical relief from health-related ailments.
College of Nursing and Health kicks off 50th Anniversary with dedication of Nursing Simulation Lab in the Academic Building during University’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Graduate Clinic Lab and classroom completed and dedicated in the DiPonio Building.
Mark Spiess of Health Care Weekly Review, presents the Award of Excellence in Nursing Education to Dr. Teresa L. Cervantez Thompson, dean and Sr. Rose Marie Kujawa, president.
Sr. M. Maureen Pilecki (one of the first faculty) with nursing faculty members Sr. Victoria Indyk, Ph.D. and Jeanne Heatlie (wearing Sr. Victoria’s 1970 nursing uniform).