October 6, 1991 |
Camden County College soon may have a new nursing school to house its expanding program. A resolution passed Tuesday by the Camden County College Board of Trustees would allow for the construction of a $5 million nursing school on the Blackwood campus at no cost to taxpayers. The new facility would measure 36,000 square feet and would replace the existing nursing school at West Jersey Hospital in Camden. The proposal was approved Wednesday by West Jersey Health Systems, owner of the hospital.
December 17, 1989 |
Following a nationwide trend, hospital-based nursing school programs in the Northeast showed a healthy increase in enrollments this year, according to officials. Enrollment at Frankford Hospital's School of Nursing rose 45 percent over the previous year of 110 students, according to Marian Walkowski-Mote, associate director of the hospital's nursing school, Frankford Avenue and Wakeling Street. Nazareth Hospital, which has a small, 24-month master's program in nurse anesthesiology, has 17 students this year - a 42 percent increase from the 12 students in 1988, said Bill Discavage, program director at the school, 2601 Holme Ave. These statistics reflect a national turnaround that began last year, reversing the downward trend of 1983 to 1987, when enrollment dropped almost a third, according to a Nursingworld Journal survey released earlier this year.
April 8, 2015 |
ALL CHANEL Jacobs wanted was to be a registered nurse. The South Philadelphia woman withdrew from Community College of Philadelphia, which had a waiting list for nursing, after she got accepted into a 15-month program at Jersey College School of Nursing in May. But instead of getting her license, Jacobs claims she has been cheated out of her education - and $29,000. Jacobs claimed the school failed her and several other students five times on the final exam but never showed them their scores and later accused them of cheating.
October 18, 1990 |
Paul Stewart is on the verge of a major career change, and the state of Pennsylvania is delighted. Since 1981, when he graduated from Norristown High School, Stewart has worked as a janitor. He has two jobs, one of them at Norristown State Hospital, a sprawling 966-bed psychiatric institution, the other at an emergency mental health service not far away. The work is fine if not thrilling, Stewart said. He might have continued on his current course, he said, had he not gone to a meeting a few weeks ago held by Norristown State Hospital's personnel department.
May 19, 2011 |
'HOW ARE you going to go back to school with six babies and a mother and aunt who are fighting cancer? You're crazy!" Those were the words I constantly heard when contemplating nursing school. With five children under the age of 4 and against all odds, I started nursing school at La Salle University. My only motivation has been my children and that so many women give up at their dreams when they are a single parent. I have one boy and five girls (two sets of twins). They range in age from 5 to 13 years old. Two days after starting nursing school, I married my longtime fiancé.
February 4, 1990 |
Sixteen years ago, the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing could hardly keep pace with the local demand for nursing education. It was accepting 80 students per class for its three-year diploma program, maintaining a healthy waiting list of prospective candidates and turning away more than a few applicants. It also was well on its way to training more than 3,000 nurses. But times have changed for the hospital-based school in Lower Merion Township, which three months ago celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding by seven Lutheran deaconesses from Iserlohn, Westphalia, who had been trained in the fashion of the first modern nurse, Florence Nightingale.
October 9, 2009 |
Gwynedd-Mercy College has received a $5 million gift - the largest from an alumnus - from Frances M. Maguire, a 1955 graduate, to name the school's nursing program, officials announced yesterday. The gift, creating the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing, was unveiled at a board of trustees meeting this week. It comes two weeks before the nursing school celebrates its 50th anniversary. "I have always been a believer in remembering where I came from and giving back in some way to those who have helped me to get where I am today," Maguire, of Wyndmoor, said in a statement.
June 18, 1988 |
Marcella Singleton, 16, was sitting in the principal's office at William Penn High School yesterday morning when two women dressed in crisp summer suits edged into the room. Peggy Sinnott, director of nursing at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, and Lisa Lewis, the center's nursing recruiter, along with school principal Odette Harris, had a surprise for the hard-working sophomore, who dreams of becoming a registered nurse: She had been awarded a $3,000 grant to enter nursing school in two years.
August 22, 2013 |
Nothing like a recession and its lingering aftermath to deflate a dream. Cutting back on hours as a medical secretary to juggle work, raise a family, and pursue her associate degree in nursing seemed like a good idea to Marianne Pecora in 2006, when her husband, a construction worker, was getting plenty of work. But by the time she graduated in December 2011 with her two-year nursing degree, everything had changed. The predicted shortage of nurses never materialized. All those baby-boomer nurses who were supposed to retire stayed put, their retirement savings cut by the recession.
July 7, 1996 |
At 27, Brenden D. Garozzo will be a spring chicken among some tougher birds as the administrator of Gloucester County's Shady Lane Nursing Home. Last week, the county Board of Freeholders appointed Garozzo, of East Greenwich Township, to the job of overseeing the 120-bed long-term-care home, which is the county government's largest unit. "I'm anxious to work with the residents and I'm anxious to work with the staff," Garozzo said. "I've heard nothing but good things about Shady Lane.