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TWU College Of Nursing Celebrates 50 Years


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a conference and banquet on April 16 during TWU’s homecoming.

The conference, titled “Nursing Values, Patient Needs and Political Realities: Contradictions & Confluence,” will take place on TWU’s Denton campus from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for participants to consider how nursing values continue to offer a foundation upon which to approach present and future issues and challenges.

Presenters include Dr. Patsy Keyser, TWU professor emerita; Dr. Cheryl Taylor, director of the office of nursing, Southern University and A&M College School of Nursing; and Dr. Lynn Wieck, president, Texas Nurses Association.

Registration is $50 before April 5 by calling the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408. After April 5, the conference cost is $60. A boxed lunch is available for $10. TWU has applied to the Texas Nurses Association for six continuing education credits for conference participants.

Following the conference, an anniversary reception will take place in Hubbard Hall, also on TWU’s Denton campus. At 6 p.m. the banquet will begin in Hubbard Hall.

Dr. Carolyn Gunning, former dean of the College of Nursing and interim provost at TWU, will be the banquet’s featured speaker. Banquet tickets are $30 per person and are available by calling Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408 by April 5.

The Texas State College for Women, now TWU, established a baccalaureate nursing degree program that replaced the Parkland Hospital School Nursing in 1954. In 1960, at the request of the Texas Medical Center, the program was expanded to Houston. Today, Texas Woman’s University has the largest nursing program in the state of Texas, offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

Anniversary celebrations will take place on TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses in October and November, respectively.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456