Huron School of Nursing celebrates milestone
When the Cleveland Training School for Nurses opened in 1884, it was developed according to Florence Nightingale’s educational model and was the first professional school of nursing west of the Allegheny Mountains. Now known as the Huron School of Nursing, it has been a model of clinical and educational excellence for 125 years.
The school will be celebrating that milestone with a fundraising gala on Oct. 24.The goal is to raise $50,000 for technology and scholarships.
Over the decades, 3,336 students have graduated from the school, which is part of Huron Hospital. The school boasts a diverse and highly qualified faculty and multicultural student body, which has grown significantly over the past decade. According to Penni-Lynn Rolen, MSN, RN, CNS, Director of Huron School of Nursing, “The school’s outcomes-based curriculum and interactive learning strategies promote students’ engagement in the art and science of nursing.”
Graduates receive a diploma in nursing from Huron School of Nursing, and either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Cuyahoga Community College, or an Associate of Science in Health Science from Notre Dame College. Student options include day and evening/weekend classes, advanced placement for current LPNs, accelerated summer courses, and campuses at Huron and South Pointe Hospitals.
"We are really proud of our history and legacy as the oldest school of professional nursing in Ohio, and look forward to people throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and community joining us in the celebration of our 125th anniversary," says Kathleen Knittel, MSN, RN, Director of academic programs.
To make a gift supporting the Huron School of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic community hospitals or any area of Cleveland Clinic, visit our secure online giving site, or call Institutional Relations and Development at 216.444.1245 or toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 41245.