TWU College of Nursing 60th Anniversary Celebration!
Celebrating a Milestone
For 60 years, the College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University has been awarding degrees and preparing nurses for service and leadership roles. In the fall of 1954 the College of Nursing became one of six academic colleges at then Texas State College for Woman (TSCW). In keeping with the TSCW mission, the nursing college was designed to provide students with the best science education and the finest professional training. To mark this historic milestone, the TWU College of Nursing will host a series of celebratory activities throughout the academic year 2014-15.
Each of the campus locations in Denton, Dallas and Houston will host an event in which graduates are welcomed. The new dean of the College, Dr. Anita Hufft, will be introduced. In addition, the TWU Libraries will showcase the history of the College of Nursing with exhibits and activities. All alumni are encouraged to take this opportunity to contribute to the vital needs of the college so that many more years of nursing excellence will be ahead for TWU.
Message from the Dean
It is truly exciting to celebrate 60 years of Pioneer Nursing and begin my tenure as Dean of the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University! As an alumna (I completed the PhD program in 1987), I am especially grateful for the opportunities that would not have been available to me if it were not for this institution and its dedicated and caring faculty and staff.
Since Texas Woman’s University started the nursing program in Dallas at Parkland Hospital in 1954, we have educated more than 15,000 nurses. Building on a rich tradition of high professional standards, student-centered educational principles and engagement with our community, the TWU College of Nursing is poised for growth and success.
I am eager to hear from our alumni, our friends and our community, to listen to your stories and your ideas and to share our current and planned initiatives.
There will be an Anniversary Brunch on the Denton campus on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in Hubbard Hall. I encourage each graduate to join us – after all, it is you and your accomplishments that we are celebrating. There will be historical displays, photos, special speakers, and an informal buffet. Contact your classmates, encourage them to attend and make it a reunion.
I look forward to meeting each one of you and welcoming you back to TWU for the 60th Anniversary of the TWU College of Nursing.
Brunch will be held in Hubbard Hall. To RSVP for the Sunday Brunch, please click here.
Nursing Information Sessions
The Houston Center will host a nursing information session on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 1120. For complete information and to register, please click on the following link:
The Dallas Center will host a nursing information session on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for those interested in the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and the Weekend/Evening BSN program. For information on our RN-BS/MS or Graduate Nursing programs, please contact Ashley Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete information and to register, please click on the following link:
Texas Medical Center Women's History Project
Congratulations to our own Dr. Robin Britt and Dr. Ann Scanlon McGinity!
On March 19, 2015, the Texas Medical Center Library honored the third installation of inductees into the Texas Medical Center Women's History Project at a reception. This year's honorees were Dr. Robin Britt, Texas Woman's University (retired); Dr. Janet Butel, Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Asha Kapadia, UTHealth School of Public Health; Dr. Ann Scanlon McGinity, (TWU Regent), Houston Methodist Hospital; and Dr. Elizabeth Travis, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The project recognizes the significant contributions made by women to the development of the Texas Medical Center and the advancement of health sciences and medicine. These outstanding women's oral histories are recorded and preserved for posterity in the archives at the Library.
The College of Nursing is fully accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.