Improve the quality of life in our communities by engaging its members in high quality, culturally responsive activities that provide education and promote health and wellness.


Develop a safe learning environment built on the foundation of nursing education that fosters student instruction, engages faculty in practice, service and scholarship and enhances community engagement for the School of Nursing.

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Ruth Sleeper

The Center is named for Ruth Sleeper – a remarkable woman. She was a pioneer in transforming nursing education from what Mass General Hospital historian Sylvia Perkins called “essentially a by-product of serving the Hospital,” to a solid foundation for the emerging profession. Her visionary plan and determined advocacy for expanded academic preparation paved the way for the current nursing programs at MGH Institute of Health Professions. 

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