Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association

This is an Association of Graduate Nurses of the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing and the MGH IHP School of Nursing.

The MGH NAA supports nursing education and professional development (including funding several scholarships and awards for MGH IHP nursing students), nursing research and community engagement, and works to record and maintain the history of nursing at MGH.

The MGH NAA publishes The Alumni Record (formerly Alumnae Record) annually, with articles of interest to the nursing community, NAA committee reports, and alumni class news, and publishes Beyond the Cap newsletter twice a year. For more information about this historic and distinguished association of nurses, including membership information/application for both IHP and MGH graduates, go to the MGHNAA Web site.

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 MGH School of Nursing graduated its last class in 1981. Its alumni remain active through the MGH Nurses' Alumni Association.

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 nurses that is the MGH IHP School of Nursing. 

Contact the MGH NAA

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