Nursing Program Celebrates 40 Years of Making a Difference

40th anniversaryThe Webster University Nursing program is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The nursing program began in 1980, when Webster's Kansas City, Missouri, campus location began offering a RN-BSN degree. In 1982, the program expanded to the Webster Groves campus. Both programs were initiated as articulation agreements with St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Kansas City and St. Louis.

In 1993, the MSN program began in Webster Groves. Since then, Webster has expanded its program to include an online RN-BSN program, corporate partner cohorts, and MSN educator and leader options. Over the 40 years, an impressive 3,214 nurses have graduated, impacting communities all over the U.S.

Janice Palmer, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing in the College of Arts & Sciences, talks about the achievements of graduates and faculty with great pride:

“I am continuously awed by all that our students, alums, and faculty contribute to making our world a better place. I believe that our alumni represent some of the best bedside, hospice, nursing home, and home care nurses in the world. They include chief nursing officers, managers and leaders, nurse educators, travel nurses, school nurses, political activists, and more. They are all making a difference in the lives of others.”

The 40th Anniversary Celebration will be commemorated on the evening of March 1 during a virtual event for nursing program alumni and past and present faculty and staff. Are you an alum of the nursing program? Learn more about the 40th anniversary event at

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