TWU Nursing Program
Celebrates 50th Anniversary
DALLAS — The
Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing will celebrate
50 years of leadership and innovation in nursing education with
alumni and friends Friday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Anatole
Hotel in Dallas.
Serving as mistress of
ceremonies for the golden anniversary celebration will be WFAA-TV
anchor Macie Jepson. Rena Pederson, editor-at-large for the Dallas
Morning News, will be the keynote speaker, and the Dallas Black
Dance Theatre will perform. The evening also will include a silent
Tickets to the dinner
and celebration are $60 and available by calling (800) 250-7808
or visiting www.twu.edu/lifelong.
Sponsors of the 50th
anniversary celebration include Hospital Corporation of America,
Martin/Fletcher, Texas Health Resources, Children’s Hospital
of Dallas, American Airlines, Baylor Health Care System, Bill Beatty,
City Uniforms, Osteopathic Health System of Texas and JPS Health
The college was established
in 1954 with 69 students as a pioneering collaboration between TWU
and the Parkland Hospital School of Nursing. Students began their
studies on TWU’s Denton campus then moved to Dallas for their
upper-level clinical courses.
Demand for nursing education resulted in another partnership and
the college’s expansion to the world-renowned Texas Medical
Center in Houston in 1960.
With more than 12,000
alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students,
TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more
new nurses than any other program in the state.
The TWU College of Nursing
was the first to offer an accelerated undergraduate nursing degree
program in Texas. In 2002, faculty in the college received a Texas
Higher Education Star Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board for a nursing student retention program. TWU students’
first-time pass rate of 95.4 percent on the nursing licensure exam
in 2002-2003 was higher than the state (90.8 percent) and national
(87.2 percent) averages.
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