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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Plaudits for CSON graduates

The New England Regional Black Nurses Association lauded and applauded nurse leaders Kelly DePina ’01; Tricia Gordon ’06, M.S. ’14; and Jane Tuitt ’97 at its 40th anniversary dinner in February. DePina, a staff nurse with the Intermediate Care Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, and Gordon, a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, each received an Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Tuitt, clinical director of the Dorchester High School Health Center and a women’s health nurse practitioner at Codman Square Health Center, accepted the association’s Excellence in Education and Training Award.

At its April 27 dinner, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses honored the memory of Helen Fagan ’58 with its Excellence in Nursing Education Award. The longtime director of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing died in 2011. The association gave an Excellence in Nursing Research Award to CSON faculty member Katherine Gregory, who is currently a Haley Nurse Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and presented its Mary A. Manning Nurse Mentoring Award to Cecilia McVey ’72, associate director for Nursing/Patient Services at the VA Boston Health Care System. Read more about McVey.