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The New York Hospital-Cornell University School of Nursing Alumni Association

Next Alumni Day:
Saturday, May 2, 2020

A Message from the President

The New York Hospital Training School for Nurses was founded in 1877 and its Alumnae Association was formally chartered in 1893. Its first newsletter, a single page, was published in 1896. The School became part of Cornell University in 1942, and was thereafter known as The New York Hospital-Cornell University School of Nursing.

Despite the closing of the School in 1979, its Alumni Association remains active. Newsletters published several times a year serve to bring updates on people and relevant events.

Plan to join us at our next Alumni Day, Saturday, May 2, 2020, where we will be honoring the classes ending in '5 & '0. This day gives classmates a chance to spend time together, hear from interesting speakers and recognize deserving alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Our published history, Go, and Do Thou Likewise: A History of Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing 1877-1979, is still available from the Alumni Office for a nominal fee to cover shipping.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society is interested in hearing from nurses who had student experiences at either of the hospitals on what was known as Welfare Island (until 1973). Goldwater Hospital was demolished a few years ago and is now the site of Cornell Tech. If you are interested in sharing to preserve a piece of history, more information is available here.

Our Newsletter is mailed twice yearly in November and March. If you are not receiving your copies, please contact our secretary Michelle at to update your mailing information.

We are always seeking your nominations for Distinguished Alumni recognition and would appreciate your nominations by January 15, 2020. See the criteria for consideration.

As always, I look forward to seeing you.

Linda Vecchiotti Saal ‘71