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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Year in review 2014–15

Dear Connell School community,

I am pleased and excited to write from the Connell School of Nursing’s new home in Maloney Hall. Our late May move to a 35,000-square-foot location on the second and third floors of Maloney made for a momentous end to an extremely successful academic year. I am proud to share with you this annual overview of the many ways in which our faculty, students, and alumni furthered nursing research, practice, and leadership in 2014–15, the last of our 55 fruitful years in Cushing Hall. 

Five new faculty members joined us last fall, bringing with them expertise and experience in gerontology, dementia, wound management, and women’s health. An impressive number of our faculty, students, and alumni received awards and grants that recognize outstanding research and practice. Students and faculty attended conferences across the US, presenting on topics ranging from sleep patterns to diabetes prevention to maternity care. 

Exemplifying the role of the nurse leader as global citizen, Connell School students and faculty once again joined service trips to Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. And the Connell School itself was named a member of the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. 

As we settle in to an expansive new facility that gives us the space and equipment we sorely need to educate Boston College students and prepare nurse leaders for the twenty-first century, I eagerly look forward to what the 


Susan Gennaro

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