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October 6, 1991 | By Phillip Wilhite, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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December 17, 1989 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 18, 1990 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 8, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
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.
NEWS
May 19, 2011 | By SHAYLA MORALES ROBINSON
'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.
NEWS
February 4, 1990 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 9, 2009 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has agreed to sell its operation serving low-income people 55 and older sick enough for a nursing home but want to keep living at home, to Trinity Health. Terms of the deal, which was disclosed Tuesday, were not released. Penn said it plans to continue to use the program's West Philadelphia facility for training and research. Trinity, which operates so-called Living Independence for the Elderly programs, or LIFE programs, through Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania and other Philadelphia-area properties, is already the area's largest operator of the program that combines Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 7, 1996 | By Tara Dooley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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NEWS
May 21, 2016
In four commencement ceremonies across two days, Rutgers-Camden conferred nearly 2,000 degrees. Ceremonies began with the nursing school Wednesday and continued with the business school Thursday morning, Rutgers Law School Thursday afternoon, and Rutgers-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the evening. Thursday's honorary degree recipients included Raymond Ackerman, a South African entrepreneur and equal rights activist, and Sister Mary Scullion, cofounder of Philadelphia-based homelessness nonprofit Project HOME.
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May 20, 2016
In four commencement ceremonies across two days, Rutgers-Camden conferred nearly 2,000 degrees. Ceremonies began with the nursing school Wednesday and continued with the business school Thursday morning, Rutgers Law School Thursday afternoon, and Rutgers-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the evening. Thursday's honorary degree recipients included Raymond Ackerman, a South African entrepreneur and equal rights activist, and Sister Mary Scullion, cofounder of Philadelphia-based homelessness nonprofit Project HOME.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Shirley Earl Hattrick had good timing during her life. After Ancora Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1955 in Winslow Township, Mrs. Hattrick and her husband, John, found a newspaper ad offering work there. In March 1956, she became an Ancora nurse and he became an Ancora maintenance man, working with plumbing and steam fitting. "It gave them an opportunity to have a single-family home on the grounds; it was an upgrade," daughter Linda Giuliano said. And the couple were at an earlier workplace at the same time when they first met. On Thursday, April 28, Mrs. Hattrick, 88, of Cedar Brook, a former night nursing supervisor at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the long-term care unit at the Voorhees Center of Genesis Health Care.
NEWS
February 10, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Andrea L. Mengel, 68, of Philadelphia, who rose from humble roots in rural Pennsylvania to become a nurse and educator in the city, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of kidney cancer at home. Dr. Mengel grew up in the Allegheny Mountains northeast of Altoona, in a house her family built just off a dirt road. The home's foundation consisted of stones scrounged by her parents from the land. Her father, David G., was a paper mill worker; her mother, Helen M., a cafeteria worker at the local high school.
NEWS
November 17, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WORKING as a licensed practical nurse at the former Woman's Hospital in East Falls was a satisfying job for Bernie Willoughby, because Bernie was all about serving others. But after a few years, she decided she wanted a new challenge. She always loved children, and she made up her mind to transfer her affection to teaching. She took on the task of shaping the minds of very young children, preschoolers, who need a loving and caring person in their lives to ready them for the next step in their education.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has agreed to sell its operation serving low-income people 55 and older sick enough for a nursing home but want to keep living at home, to Trinity Health. Terms of the deal, which was disclosed Tuesday, were not released. Penn said it plans to continue to use the program's West Philadelphia facility for training and research. Trinity, which operates so-called Living Independence for the Elderly programs, or LIFE programs, through Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania and other Philadelphia-area properties, is already the area's largest operator of the program that combines Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NETTIE BELLE WALKER was strolling along Germantown Avenue with a girlfriend one spring day in 1950 when she spotted the handsome young man who would be her husband. The chance encounter with Woodville Jackson - she would have called it fate - led to a "whirlwind romance," as her family described it, and marriage just two months later on April 29, 1950. Their 55-year marriage produced five children before his death in 2006. Nettie Belle Jackson, a former practical nurse, a savvy businesswoman who invested in real estate and ran her own child-care center for a time, a devoted churchwoman and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died July 27 at the age of 84. Nettie was a busy community activist, serving as a block captain, Girl Scout leader, judge of elections and reading specialist, among others.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Eleanor Crane's friends got older, some cut back on involvement in community groups, such as the Garden Club and International Women's Club. But not Crane. She has presided over Long Beach Island clubs, raised three children - Jan, Susan, and Charles - and still plays a mean mah-jongg ("Oh, I love mah-jongg," she said. "It's the greatest thing. It's a challenging game. ") The retired nurse is itching to get an upcoming hip replacement and heart surgery done - as long as it doesn't interfere with her final organ performance at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light.
NEWS
June 21, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emilia S. Wilson, 86, of Philadelphia, a nurse and the mother of the honorary consul general of Romania in Philadelphia, George P. Sfedu, died Friday, June 12, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at home. Mrs. Wilson was born in Uidesti, a small village in northern Romania. After World War II, as a child refugee, she made her way to Bucharest and later attended nursing school there. She dedicated her life to the care of others, tending patients in Romania, Libya, and the United States.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Kay Gibbons, 76, of Philadelphia, a nurse and lifelong caregiver for friends, neighbors and family, died Sunday, May 3, of cancer at home. Mrs. Gibbons, whose maiden name was Kearney, was at various times a working nurse, corporate nurse, and visitor to the sick and homebound. Her family, though, joked that she also practiced "whole listic" nursing - as she had a whole list of remedies from a lifetime of experience. She could recommend an herbal product or over-the-counter item for whatever was ailing anyone.
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