TWU Nursing Program
Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing will celebrate
50 years of leadership and innovation in nursing education with
alumni and friends Friday, Nov. 5 at the Houston Junior League,
1811 Briar Oaks.
Guest speaker for the
11 a.m. luncheon will be Dr. Shirley Sears Chater, former commissioner
of the Social Security Administration and former president of TWU.
Being honored at the luncheon is Dr. Carolyn Gunning, retired dean
of the College of Nursing and former interim provost of TWU.
Tickets to the luncheon
and celebration are $50 and available by calling (713) 794-2101
or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors of the 50th
anniversary celebration include Health Education Systems Inc. of
The college was established
in 1954 with 69 students as a pioneering collaboration between TWU
and the Parkland Hospital School of Nursing in Dallas. 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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