Oral Histories of the Men who Graduated from the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing
iROC - Investigating Research on Campus
Please be with us March 28th when Susan LaRocco, School of Nursing, will present Oral Histories of the Men who Graduated from the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing.
The Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago was one of the few all male nursing schools in the US. It closed in 1969, the last of the all male schools. During the 1950s and 1960s many nursing schools did not even admit men. The men who graduated from the Alexian Brothers School had a unique educational experience, with much of their clinical time in the all male hospital. How they choose nursing and their accomplishments as nurses are a fascinating and under-reported piece of nursing history.
Prior to becoming the Dean of the School of Nursing at MSMC, Dr. LaRocco was a professor at Curry College, near Boston. There she held a variety of administrative positions, including Chairperson of the School of Nursing. She spent an academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan, teaching doctoral students at the University of Jordan in Amman.
Oral Histories of the Men who Graduated from the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 in the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546, email@example.com.