To read about the plans for our Fall Semester 2020, Click Here to read a letter from Jean Gouveia, Assistant Dean.
A Message from the Dean
As I am sure that you are I have been deeply troubled and saddened by the events taking place related to race in our country. As an 8 year old, I could not understand the level of hatred that would allow someone to bomb a Sunday school at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and kill four little Black girls. As an adult I know that racism is not location specific and each of us needs to be accountable for what we permit and what we oppose and to take action.
Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Mary Eliza Mahoney along with countless other historic and contemporary Black nurse leaders are examples to us about the need to be both responsive to the times in which we live and advance the profession of nursing.
Sojourner Truth (1797-1881) was an early feminist, winning a court case against a white man to recover her son, and a volunteer Civil War Nurse. Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was an abolitionist making 13 missions to rescue enslaved people and a volunteer Civil War Nurse. Mary Eliza Mahoney became America’s first Black professional nurse in 1879 graduating from the New England Hospital for Women and Children. She was also one of the first Black members of the ANA and one of the first Black women to register to vote in Boston. All of these nurses are beacons to us as we engage in our work. As part of our professional ethos we treat everyone with respect and dignity, our patients, our colleagues and the general public.
On your journey as a professional nurse understand that you inherit a mandate to serve humanity, recognize injustice and work to eliminate prejudice, disparity and hardship especially as relates to health care. It is my fervent hope that every graduate of the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing will embrace what the famous Black educator Benjamin Mays (1895-1984) espoused when he said “every man and woman is born into this world to do something unique and something distinctive, and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.”
Dean Susan Taylor June 29, 2020
Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Our School of Nursing (BHSN) is a private co-educational institution of nursing education and an integral part of Signature Healthcare. Originally established in 1897, BHSN has a prestigious reputation in nursing education, and remains the only hospital-based nursing school in the state of Massachusetts. BHSN has graduated over 2000 nurses. We are located 20 miles south of Boston in Brockton, MA.
Why Our School of Nursing?
- Hands-on clinical experience with the only hospital-based nursing school in Massachusetts
- Above average first-attempt student pass rate on national RN licensure exam (92.5% in 2018)
- Curriculum taught by masters-prepared faculty
— Learn by Doing
Our School of Nursing is a nurturing and communal environment seeking to enrich students both academically and socially. Students begin working hands on with patients (under guided supervision) within the first five weeks of their nursing program.
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