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Susan DeSanto-Madeya Named 2016 Sojourns Scholar

Professor Susan DeSanto-Madeya has been named a 2016 Sojourns Scholar by Cambia Health Foundation, as part of its initiative to advance palliative care in the U.S. She is one of 10 physicians and nurses selected from around the country for Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program. Each Scholar receives a two-year, $180,000 grant to fund research, clinical, educational, or policy projects to advance palliative care. A national palliative care leader serves as a mentor to each Scholar, further broadening his or her learning and leadership development opportunities.

Ann Burgess Named a Living Legend

Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess, a pioneer in the field of forensic nursing and an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of victims of trauma and abuse, has been designated a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing, the academy’s highest honor. Burgess is one of five nurses being recognized this year by the AAN as Living Legends for their multiple contributions to the nursing profession and society and in recognition of the continuing impact of their contributions to the provision of health services in the United States and throughout the world.

Sister Callista Roy

50th Anniversary of the Roy Adaptation Model

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Roy Adaptation Model, which is currently being taught and practiced by nurses worldwide. Since the development of her theory, Sister Callista Roy has been named a Living Legend, received five honorary doctorate degrees, inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Hall of Fame, and has spoken in over 35 countries. 

Danny Willis

Danny Willis Named One of the 2016 Academy Fellows

The American Academy of Nursing recently announced the 2016 Class of New Fellows. The Academy fellows represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 28 other countries. Congratulations to Danny Willis for his accomplishment as a nurse leader!

New Faculty Orientation


DATE: Thursday, August 25, 2016
TIME: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
LOCATION: Boston College, Maloney Hall, Room 214

Freshmen Nursing Seminar Dinner and Training


DATE: Thursday, August 25, 2016
TIME: 4:00–6:00 PM
LOCATION: Boston College, Maloney Hall, Room 365

Freshmen Welcome Week

: Friday, August 26, 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
LOCATION: Boston College, Higgins Hall, Room 300