The Summer 2018 issue of Nursing Network celebrates the history of McLean Hospital’s School of Nursing Alumni Association, honors this year’s recipients of the Julia Altschule Award and Margaret C. Tibbetts Award, and reflects on the Spring Nurses’ Day Conference and its theme of suicide prevention.
Celebrating History at Final Nursing Alumni Association Meeting
For 136 years, there has been a connection between McLean Hospital and the graduates of the McLean Hospital School of Nursing. For the last 50 years, there has been no school of nursing, but that did not diminish the alumni’s desire to maintain the connection to “our McLean.” With less than 150 alumni remaining, it became time to close the alumni association.
Making a Difference: 2018 Altschule and Tibbetts Awards Announced
For 2018, Kevin Norris, MHS, is the recipient of the Julia Altschule Award. During the recent Nurses’ Day Conference on May 11, Margaret “Meg” Shields, RN, received the Margaret C. Tibbetts Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
Spring Nurses’ Day Conference Focuses on Suicide Prevention
Continuing its long tradition of offering twice-a-year professional development opportunities, the McLean Hospital Nursing Department presented its Spring 2018 Nurses’ Day Conference on Friday, May 11, in Pierce Hall. The daylong program examined state and federal suicide prevention programs, reported on national suicide trends and statistics, and offered practical advice and training to nurses working with potential suicide victims in clinical settings.