History

The College began at TCU in 1946 as the Harris College of Nursing with a generous endowment provided by Dr. Charles Harris, a prominent physician in Fort Worth. From 1946-2000 the College graduated over 3500 BSN students recognized for their excellence in practice. In 2000 the College was renamed the College of Health and Human Sciences when the Departments of Kinesiology, Social Work, and Communication Sciences and Disorders joined the College. The MS in Nursing program began in 2001. In 2002 the new School of Nurse Anesthesia was added, graduating its charter class in 2005. In order to more adequately reflect the roots of the College, in 2004 the College became the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The Harris College has a rich history of educating students for excellence in nursing practice, health care, and educational settings.