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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of nursing education at St. Lawrence College

2013-05-06

KINGSTON – St. Lawrence College will host a recognition event and nursing alumni reunion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of nursing education at the College. The event will take place from 4:00 to 6:30 pm in Davies Hall at St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus on Tuesday, May 7, followed by an exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in Kingston, entitled Nursing Education...A New Beginning: The Move from Hospital to College, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

 

The celebration, which occurs during National Nursing Week, includes a history of nursing education at the College, tours of the nursing labs, and stories from SLC nursing alumni. Following the event at Davies Hall on the College’s Kingston campus, attendees will receive transportation to the Museum of Health Care for refreshments the displays of memorabilia gathered from SLC nursing alumni over the years.

 

The Museum of Health Care has partnered with the Kingston Nursing Education Past and Present group to host a nursing history event every Nursing Week from 2011 to 2015. The group is comprised of local nursing schools alumnae dedicated to exploring, remembering, and honouring contributions to the nursing profession.

 

“St. Lawrence College has a long and proud history of educating nurses, the vast majority of whom work in our communities,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “If you’ve received health care in Kingston, you’ve encountered a St. Lawrence College nursing graduate.”

 

Nursing Education...A New Beginning: The Move from Hospital to College

A free, public event hosted by St. Lawrence College Alumni

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

4:00-6:30pm: Davies Hall, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, St. Lawrence College (for speaker & tours).

6:30-8:30pm: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street (for reception & displays).

Free parking at SLC. Shuttle between sites provided.

 

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

 

For information:

Laura Tulchinsky

St. Lawrence College, Communications

613-544-5400, ext. 1291