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History of the Loewenberg College of Nursing

Celebrating > 50 years of preparing outstanding nurse leaders, practitioners, clinicians and educators

2019

LCON Online MSN program ranked #17 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report

LCON Awarded $2.7M HRSA Grant

2018

LCON PhD Program in Nursing focusing on Health Equity approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC)

LCON Online MSN program ranked #15 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report

2017

LCON is a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

2016

LCON received a total of $1.1 million fund (2016-2018) from Memphis' Urban Child Institute to build a culture of health for urban children and families

2015

LCON MSN program ranked in the top 100 of the online graduate programs by US News and World Reports

First cohort of Lambuth nursing student graduates earned a 100% NCLEX pass rate

LCON moved to the $60M new building on the UofM Park Avenue campus

Tennessee Board of Regents approved the elevation of Loewenberg School of Nursing to the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON)

2014

LSON signed a MOU with Nrupur Institute of Nursing and Research in India at the Lambuth Campus, Jackson, TN

LSON was chosen as an Academic Partner of the Nurse Residency program for Regional One Health, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care

2013

Dr. Sunghee H. Tak appointed holder of the William A and Ruth F. Loewenberg School of Nursing Chair of Excellence

Ground breaking took place for the $60M new building after successfully raising $16.9M in private donations, matched by $45M in state support

2012

LSON in collaboration with College of Communication and Fine Arts designed a health promotion public service program to Memphians via a radio station WUMR 91.7

2011

LSON extended its BSN and RN-BSN program to the Jackson Lambuth campus, the first public BSN program in the area

2010

Dr. Lin Zhan was appointed Dean

LSON established a collaborative program with Jining Medical University in P. R China

2008

Executive MSN in Administration (E-MSN) was approved

2006

Dr. Marjorie F. Luttrell appointed Dean

2004

The LSON was one of the six nursing programs in TN to implement the MSN online program via consortium.

2003

Master of Nursing Science (MSN) program approved with three concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education

2000

The first dual-degree ASN/BSN program in the nation was designed and implemented in collaboration with Jackson State Community College in Jackson, TN

1992

Dr. Lillian A. "Toni" Bargagliotti led LSON as Dean from 1992 until 2005

1988

The Loewenberg family of Memphis endowed the Loewenberg Chair of Excellence in recognition of Mr. William A. and Mrs. Ruth Loewenberg. In recognition of the Loewenberg family's commitment to Nursing, the School name was changed to the Loewenberg School of Nursing (LSON).

1984

School's first Dean, Dr. Norma J. Long, was appointed

1984

Following an NLN Board of Review recommendation, the nursing department was granted School status in 1984.

1978

The first RN-BSN students enrolled in the new baccalaureate program

1967

Nursing program is founded as an independent department directed by Ms. Peggy Norman