Arizona State College at Flagstaff (ASCF) established the Nursing program in 1962, offering only an associate's degree. The College of Arts and Sciences originally housed the program in the Science--today's Biology--building. When ASCF became Northern Arizona University, the Nursing Department moved to the College of Public and Environmental Services and by 1973, NAU offered a bachelor's degree in nursing. Nursing soon outgrew its space in the Science building and after receiving a construction grant in 1974, opened the Nursing building on South Campus in December of 1977. The building contains four labs, including an intensive care lab and a home study lab. The Nursing program is currently part of the College of Health and Human Services and offers both Bachelor's and Master's degrees.