Celebration Of Nurses To Be Held Oct. 3-4 In Dallas

Sept. 25, 2003

by Judy Long

Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing will host the "100th Anniversary Celebration of Nurses" on Oct. 3 and 4, which will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary celebration of the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

A conference, "Responding to Homeland Security: the Role of Health Care Providers," will kick off the celebration at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Beasley Auditorium of Baylor Medical Center's Truett Hospital in Dallas.

An alumni reunion dinner for nursing school graduates will follow at 6 p.m. Friday evening at 17 Roberts Hospital in the Baylor Medical Center.

A historic nurse uniform style show, modeled by nursing students and faculty, will be featured at the 11 a.m. luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Westin City Center (formerly Le Meridien), 650 N. Pearl St., Dallas.

The luncheon's keynote address will be given by Dr. Barbara Dossey, who will speak on "Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer." A Baylor graduate, Dossey began as a critical care nurse, and now is an internationally recognized pioneer in the holistic nursing movement, serving as a consultant to hospitals, nursing schools and other organizations. She has authored or co-authored 16 books and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Currently, Dossey directs Holistic Nursing Consultants in Santa Fe, N. M.

In her consulting work, Dossey places emphasis on Nightingale, who is known for transforming nursing into a respected profession for women.

Guided tours of the Baylor Medical Center and the School of Nursing will be available from 2 until 5 p.m., Oct. 4. A reunion reception for nurse alumni and current students of the Baylor Medical Center and School of Nursing, also from 2 to 5 p.m., will conclude the event.

For registration and ticket prices for the Friday program, reunion dinner and Saturday style show, contact the School of Nursing at (214) 820-3361 or go to www.baylor.edu/Nursing/alum.html.

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