Nursing School to Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of BSN Degree

Oct. 28, 2004

by Judy Long

Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its bachelor of nursing science degree with a 1950s themed birthday party from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the student lounge of the nursing school.

The event will begin with an opening address by nursing school dean Judy Wright Lott, followed by an overview of the school history and recognition of graduates. A panel discussion consisting of alumni from each 10 year period from 1950 to present will discuss topics such as nursing school uniforms, clinicals, the best and worst nursing school memories and the experience of taking the licensing exam.

The program will be followed by tours of the building, featuring a "bear hunt." Birthday refreshments of cake and ice cream floats will be served, and alumni will have time to socialize and reminisce.

Baylor established the school of nursing in 1907, awarding a diploma in nursing. In 1950, the course of study was expanded into a bachelor of science degree with the first degrees conferred in 1954.

"We hope alumni and friends will come help us celebrate this important milestone in the history of our school. Our BSN program is one of the oldest in Texas and in the US," said Lott.

Birthday gifts are welcome for the Alumni Nursing Scholarship and the Nursing Excellence Fund. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Kaye Adams at (214) 820-3361.

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