50 Years of Photos

There are so many images that convey the College of Nursing’s distinguished history. Several are shown below to illustrate the progression of our heritage of distinction in transforming heart and minds.

1954

Two RN completion students with Sr. Alma Lawler, RSM, Co-Director, College of Nursing. February 25, 1954.
Two RN completion students with Sr. Alma Lawler, RSM, Co-Director, College of Nursing. February 25, 1954.

 

First RN completion students to receive a BSN instead of a BSN Ed. They are Anne Donnolly, Martha Palaninsky and Joan Large.
First RN completion students to receive a BSN instead of a BSN Ed. They are Anne Donnolly, Martha Palaninsky and Joan Large.

 

First women, from the nursing class of 1957, in the day science lab. Fall 1954.
First women, from the nursing class of 1957, in the day science lab. Fall 1954.

 

1955

First capping of generic students, in Falvey Library, with M. Dorothy Boyle, RN, MEd., faculty member. Students are Elizabeth Curren, Cecelia DeMuro, and Sr. M. Theolinda, OSF, all class of 1957. May 8, 1955.
First capping of generic students, in Falvey Library, with M. Dorothy Boyle, RN, MEd., faculty member. Students are Elizabeth Curren, Cecelia DeMuro, and Sr. M. Theolinda, OSF, all class of 1957. May 8, 1955.

1956

Class of 1957 students Dolores Cofield and Winifred Daly enjoy a clinical experience at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with fellow Villanovan Helenterese Coffey. August 8, 1956.
Class of 1957 students Dolores Cofield and Winifred Daly enjoy a clinical experience at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with fellow Villanovan Helenterese Coffey. August 8, 1956.

1957

Students in front of St. Thomas of Villanova Church. October 1957.
Students in front of St. Thomas of Villanova Church. October 1957.

 1960

First three nursing students in Navy ROTC. 1960.
First three nursing students in Navy ROTC. 1960.

 1972

Pinning, Class of 1972.
Pinning, Class of 1972.

1975

President John M. Driscoll, OSA and Dean Dorothy Marlow with nursing student in new lab in St. Mary Hall. 1975.
President John M. Driscoll, OSA and Dean Dorothy Marlow with nursing student in new lab in St. Mary Hall. 1975.

 1979

Nursing students, 1979
Nursing students, 1979

 1981

Nursing students, Dr. Barbara Nichols, 1981 Distinguished Lecturer, and Dean Fitzpatrick.
Nursing students, Dr. Barbara Nichols, 1981 Distinguished Lecturer, and Dean Fitzpatrick.

 1988

Nursing students at graduation, 1988.
Nursing students at graduation, 1988.

 1993

Nursing students at graduation, 1988.
Nursing students at graduation, 1988.

1999

Nursing students, 1999.
Nursing students, 1999.

 2003

College of Nursing students travel internationally to promote health, seen here in Chulucanas, Peru, 2003.
College of Nursing students travel internationally to promote health, seen here in Chulucanas, Peru, 2003.

2004

College of Nursing 50th Anniversary Medallion recipient Dr. Donna Zimmaro Bliss, BSN ’81 with Dean Fitzpatrick and University President Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA. April 26, 2004.
College of Nursing 50th Anniversary Medallion recipient Dr. Donna Zimmaro Bliss, BSN ’81 with Dean Fitzpatrick and University President Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA. April 26, 2004.

 

As Dean Fitzpatrick looks on, University President Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA presents Ms. Emily Riley of the Connelly Foundation with a token of appreciation after her announcement of its $4 million endowment of College of Nursing initiatives in celebration of the College’s 50th anniversary. April 26, 2004.
As Dean Fitzpatrick looks on, University President Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA presents Ms. Emily Riley of the Connelly Foundation with a token of appreciation after her announcement of its $4 million endowment of College of Nursing initiatives in celebration of the College’s 50th anniversary. April 26, 2004.
History and Tradition

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