• Happy 100th birthday, Baylor nursing!

    LHSON Alumni ReunionA century ago, Baylor began training nurses in Dallas to serve in the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ new Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium (which would later become Baylor Hospital and now lives as the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas). Today, that school — now Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing — has more than 300 students pursuing a bachelor of science or master of science in nursing. (For more history, check out the Mayborn Museum’s exhibit.)

    Baylor has always produced excellent servant leaders, perhaps being most recognized over the years for its pastors and teachers. But nurses should not be left out of that group, as the nursing school’s 4,000-plus graduates can attest, having spent their lives in service that includes two world wars and countless hospitals over the past 100 years.

    As part of the LHSON’s year-long centennial celebration, alumni from across the years gathered in Dallas last weekend. Participants enjoyed dinners, breakout sessions on some of the issues facing today’s nurses, and a tour of the school’s facilities, including the new simulation labs. (Click here for a photo gallery from the weekend’s events.)

    Sic ’em, Baylor nursing and Baylor nurses!

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