MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association

For Diploma Graduates of the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing

MGH School of Nursing Annual Homecoming Weekend

The Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association (MGHNAA) hosts a Homecoming Reunion weekend in Boston every fall. All graduates of the MGH School of Nursing are invited to attend and participate. The 2015 Homecoming weekend will take place September 25-26:

Friday, September 25, 2015: Continuing Education Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015: Homecoming Luncheon

Go to the MGHNAA Web site for more details.

MGH School of Nursing (1873 -1981)

Massachusetts General Hospital's commitment to world class nursing education began in 1873 when the Boston Training School for Nurses opened. It evolved into the MGH School of Nursing, educating nurses through the combination of theoretical study and clinical practice.

The School of Nursing's renowned director, Miss Ruth Sleeper, lobbied vigorously for the MGH to lead the world in nursing education at the advanced practice level. Her advocacy, and the vision of the hospital leadership, led to a master's level educational program for the health professions that is now the MGH Institute of Health Professions. The MGH School of Nursing graduated its last class in 1981. Its alumnae remain active through the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association.

MGH NAA Membership

All graduates of the MGH School of Nursing are eligible for membership in the Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association. Annual dues are $30. To request a membership application, email the association.

Members of the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association are welcome as associate members of the MGH Institute of Health Professions Alumni Association. The MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association also offers a complimentary one-year membership to the Institute's new nursing graduates, who may renew after one year as dues-paying members.

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Contact the MGH NAA

MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association
PO Box 6234
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-3144

To submit class news, email Donna Hovey or write to the address above.

Need a Transcript?

The MGH Institute maintains all the academic records from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, including the Shepard-Gill School of Practical Nursing. Official and Unofficial copies of transcripts can be ordered online.  Visit the Registrar's Office Transcript Request Information page for ordering instructions.

If MGHNAA graduates are interested in receiving the Institute's Graduate newsletter or other publications, please contact the Alumni office at

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