All Posts: Nursing History

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History of Nurse-Midwifery Program Reveals a Lasting Commitment to Community Care and Political Advocacy

In its first two decades of existence, Georgetown University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program achieved remarkable success in providing perinatal care to the D.C.…

February 23, 2023

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Georgetown Nursing Alumna Shares Memories of Education and Hospital Career

BSN alumna Florence Mahoney of the Class of 1963 recently shared some memories about her education at Georgetown and her career at the university's hospital. In looking back and…

July 6, 2021

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Almost 80 Years Ago, Three Women Received the BSN at Georgetown’s Graduation

It’s National Nurses Week 2021, and Commencement is soon. Learn more about the three women – all nurses – who graduated at the university’s Commencement in September, …

May 11, 2021

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Rediscovering Georgetown’s Women Graduates of the First Decades of the 20th Century

As Women's History Month comes to a close this week, learn about the religious sisters who were receiving their Georgetown degrees in the first decades of the 20th century. One…

March 29, 2021

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In Memoriam: Georgetown BSN Alumna and Renowned Nurse Leader Dr. Bernardine M. Lacey (1932-2021)

Renowned nurse leader Dr. Bernardine (Mays) Lacey, who received her BSN at Georgetown in 1969, passed away Friday, March 26. Lacey, who served as the founding dean of Western…

March 28, 2021

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BSN Alumna Advocates for Communities Through Longtime Career at Catholic Health Association

Julie Trocchio (BSN 1968) said her career at the Catholic Health Association of the United States, where she is senior director of community benefit and continuing care, has…

March 19, 2021

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Women’s History Month 2021 — Renowned Nurse Leader Had Georgetown Connection

More than 40 years ago, distinguished nurse leader Vernice D. Ferguson (1928-2012) shared her expertise on Georgetown’s campus through the Dean’s Lecture and Nursing…

March 17, 2021

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Alumna Was Third Sister in Family to Attend Georgetown’s School of Nursing

When Nancy Geatz Quinn enrolled at Georgetown, she became the third sister in her family to study nursing at the university. Her oldest sister Jeanne had graduated with the…

March 4, 2021

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Women’s History Month 2021 — Georgetown University and the Cadet Nurse Corps

During the Second World War, Georgetown took part in a national program called the Cadet Nurse Corps, one that sought to augment the nursing workforce for civilian and military…

March 1, 2021

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Celebrating the First GU African American Nursing School Graduates During Black History Month 2021

An oral history project is ensuring that the memories and voices of the first African American women to graduate from the School of Nursing – between 1964-1969 – are elevated…

February 3, 2021