Get the free, extra support you need for healthier living
MGH Institute's IMPACT Practice Center is the new home for the Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness, a nurse-led screening, referral, education, and support resource for Charlestown and Greater Boston-area residents. The Center also oversees the community service that students within the School of Nursing perform as part of their studies.
Free support services are provided by MGH Institute Nurse Practitioner students, under the supervision of licensed faculty.
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.
Her devotion to students was evident in that she was equally focused on the professional development of the MGH School of Nursing students by teaching interactive classes to first and third year students. She helped lead the way in transforming nursing education by greatly expanding classroom instruction. She also made time to provide individual guidance and mentorship to students and graduates. Miss Sleeper was a national leader in nursing education who helped raise academic standards for the nursing profession.