Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Centennial 2023

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Centennial Banner

The 2023 Centennial of Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing commemorates and celebrates 100 years of nursing education and leadership in Northeast Ohio, and the day in 1923 when Frances Payne Bolton announced her endowment of the School of Nursing at Western Reserve University.

Save The Date: Centennial Gala, October 14, 2023
Sat, 14 Oct 2023 17:03:48 -0400





The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing invites you to celebrate its centennial–100 years of advancing the nursing discipline in Cleveland and the world. A centennial gala event will be held Oct. 14, 2023, on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

Event attendees will have access to an auction of items, the proceeds of which will go directly to student scholarships. More information about items in the auction, how to bid remotely and more will be available soon.

To contribute an item to the Centennial Gala auction, submit this form.

A link to register your attendance at the Centennial Gala is coming soon!

We want to hear your School of Nursing story!

Are you an alumni? A current student? Do you have historic photos or documents from the School's history you might like to share?

Submit your story and documents here.


Historic black and white photo of Lakeside Hospital
A History of Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

For over 100 years, the higher education community of Case Western Reserve University has been host to a school of nursing. With roots in home health care and hospital settings, to state-of-the-art academic facilities, students have been learning from the very best for over a century.

To see a timeline of the school's history, visit our History page.

CWRU aerial photo
Travel Information

Heading to Cleveland to celebrate with us?

The School of Nursing is in the process of reserving blocks of rooms at a few area hotels near main campus.

Travel information can be found here.

Donate to the School of Nursing

Has the School of Nursing made an impact in your life?

Consider a donation or sponsorship for the Student Scholarship Fund. Your contribution generates much-needed revenue to support the school's Student Scholarship Fund. This fund assists individual nursing students learning to practice nursing and become leaders in the local, regional and national nursing fields.

More information coming soon!