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College of Nursing Celebrates 75th Anniversary

This September the U’s College of Nursing will turn 75! That’s 75 years of training the best nurses in Utah, which translates to thousands of Utahans receiving the best care in hospitals and clinics throughout the state.

The Marriott Library is proud to host the exhibit “Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future,” which includes materials from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library on level 1 near the elevators. The digital exhibition, “History of the College of Nursing” includes images from the Marriott Library’s Special Collections and the Eccles Health Sciences Library. 

For the past 75 years the University of Utah College of Nursing has unified and inspired scientists, educators, clinicians, staff and students to design, lead and achieve improvements for the well-being of all. In 1948, the college became the first nursing college in the state of Utah. Since then, its faculty and staff have played a vital role in shaping the fields of nursing and gerontology.  

The College of Nursing will be celebrating its 75th with a number of events during the U’s Homecoming Weekend, September 21 – 23, 2023 

Photo credit: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Photo credit: J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections

Thursday, September 21, 2023 

75th Anniversary Gala 

Celebration of Nursing Laser Drone Show 

Friday, September 22, 2023 

Half Century Society Induction & Alumni Award Luncheon 

Saturday, September 23, 2023 

Homecoming Alumni Tailgate 

  • Time: 2.5 hrs before kickoff 
  • Location: TBA 

Homecoming Football Game: U of U vs UCLA 

Questions? Contact Mindy Francis. 

The exhibitions were made possible by the dedicated work of Dr. Beth Vaughan Cole, Emeritus Professor in the College of Nursing, Mindy Francis, Advancement Officer in the College of Nursing and the Eccles Health Science Library team: Carmin Smoot, Peter Strohmeyer, Elaine Thornton, Bryan Hull and Mike Thelin. 

1 Comment
  • Jean
    Posted at 07:44h, 31 October Reply

    Congratulations to the University of Utah College of Nursing on 75 years of excellence! The exhibit at Marriott Library and the digital exhibition are fantastic. Here’s to many more years of shaping nursing and gerontology! 🎉👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️💐 #UofUCollegeofNursing #75YearsStrong

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