Loretto Heights School of Nursing Celebrates 30 Years

February 18, 2019

Loretto Heights School of Nursing 30th Anniversary

Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on March 7 in the Mountain View Center of St. Peter Claver, S.J., Hall on its Northwest Denver Campus. The program will include reflections on the last 30 years of education and visions for the future. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The event is free but an RSVP is recommended through Eventbrite by Feb. 21.

“We are excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Loretto Heights School of Nursing coming to Regis University,” said Catherine Witt, Ph.D., dean of LHSON. “Regis nurses are special and are educated to care for the whole person.”

Loretto Heights College was founded in 1891 as an elementary and secondary academy for girls and started offering college curriculum in 1918. The elementary and secondary programs eventually phased out and Loretto Heights became a four-year college for women in 1941. LHSON was established in 1948.

When Loretto Heights College closed in 1988, the School of Nursing transferred to Regis University to build the foundation for the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP).

“We are looking forward to the next 30 years as the country faces the challenges of changing health care,” Witt said. “We know we will continue to educate nurses to meet those challenges.”

RHCHP has three schools and two divisions: the Loretto Heights School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Physical Therapy, the Division of Health Services Education and the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy. RHCHP offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, and many certificates.

Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus is located at 3333 Regis Blvd.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.