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150th Anniversary 2023 Celebration of the MGH School of Nursing

1873 – 1981


2023 Anniversary Celebration & Annual MGH Nurses’ Alumni Association Homecoming

Friday, September 22, 2023, Saturday, September 23, 2023, Sunday, September 24, 2023

Celebrating Anniversary Classes 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978


 Dear MGHSON Alumni, 


    As the Chairperson of the 150th Anniversary 2023 Celebration of the MGH School of Nursing, I want to suggest that you begin making plans to attend the events at MGH on September 22, 23, & 24, 2023.  If you have not heard from your Class Agent/Class Representative, please be in touch with them. This is a momentous time and a momentous event for the MGH Nurses’ Alumni Association, MGH Nursing, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing.  The MGH School of Nursing, founded in 1873, closed its doors in 1981 with a profound history having trained and educated close to 8,000 nurses caring for patients worldwide.  It is a truly remarkable history of advancing patient care, nursing education, and professional nursing.  Every graduate of the school is a part of and a tribute to this heritage.  The celebration will not be the same without you!!! 


    Committees are hard at work now conducting historical research, reviewing oral histories, and collecting pictures that will contribute to a splendid historical video.  An effort in concert with MGH nursing and administrative leadership to secure a prominent and permanent site to recognize Ruth Sleeper, the MGH SON and MGH Nursing is in process. 


    Planned events so far include Friday 9/22/2023 at the MGH Institute of Health Professions SON with seminars, luncheon, and tours, and later a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the MGHNAA on Bulfinch II.  Saturday 9/23/2023 will be our traditional Homecoming Day at MGH, a full day with Russell Museum reception & breakfast, business meeting, luncheon, speakers, gifts and awards, anniversary classes recognition (1953, ‘58, ‘63, ‘68, ‘73, ‘78), and the world premiere of our MGHSON video.  On Sunday, 9/24/2023 a brunch at the hospital will bring us updates from the MGH, the MGH Department of Nursing and the MGH Institute.  It doesn’t get much better!!! 


    I will be providing further information about local lodging, expenses, guests, parking, class pictures, and other, both in our publications and on our website.  Classes should begin to plan, especially anniversary classes.  I am available to you for questions:  


Barbara Dunderdale, MGHSON Class of 1963; MGHNAA BOD; 

Chair, 150th Anniversary 2023 Celebration of the MGH School of Nursing

Email: Website: Tel: 617-726-3144



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