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Marry On

April 18, 1941

The KU School of Medicine drops its prohibition against marriage for nursing students.

Master Work

Upward Mobility

May 8, 1967

The University of Kansas Graduate School approves establishment of a master’s degree in nursing.

All The Way With LBJ

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October 6, 1965

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Regional Medical Program Act into law, enabling the KU Department of Nursing to institute the first continuing education program in its history.

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Making The Grade

December 16, 1959

The National League for Nursing grants full accreditation to KU's nursing baccalaureate degree program.

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Woman With A Mission

February 1, 1949

E. Jean Hill takes on the goal of gaining accreditation for the baccalaureate program in nursing at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Advancing By Degrees

September 17, 1929

The Department of Nursing Education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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Principal Women

October 1, 1906

The forerunner of the University of Kansas School of Nursing begins its first day of classes under the direction of Pearl Laptad, the first of three early and influential nursing education leaders at KU.