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Nursing's 50th Anniversary Year 2013-2014

Read about Purdue School of Nursing's 50 "Golden Graduates" — Nursing graduates who have exemplified a tradition of excellence that characterizes the School of Nursing and have demonstrated outstanding achievement in nursing practice, teaching, research or service.

Call to Archive—preserving our history.

Friday April 11, 2014- Helen R. Johnson Leadership Conference followed by Class Luncheons

Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

Helen R. Johnson Leadership Conference

8:00 am-12:00 noon
Featuring Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Dr. Disch is the past president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Dr. Disch will address the current challenges facing Nursing as a discipline including: collaborative partners, family centered care, and evidence based practice. Approximately 1.75 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of the program.

Class Luncheon

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Contact: Roxanne Martin for more information 765-494-4003 or e-mail

Saturday April 12, 2014 - Epple Award Recipients Reception (invitation only)

Purdue Memorial Union Anniversary Drawing Room
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This invitation-only reception is for past Ethel Crocket Epple Award recipients and their guests.

Contact: Muna DeStefano for more information 765-494-2690 or e-mail

Saturday April 12, 2014 - School of Nursing 50th Anniversary Gala

Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Cocktail attire

Contact: Muna DeStefano for more information 765-494-2690 or e-mail

Hotel Reservations

The School of Nursing has secured blocks of rooms for the for the leadership conference and anniversary gala.

To make a reservation, contact one of the hotels below and refer to the "School of Nursing 50th Anniversary" room block.

Holiday Inn City Centre
515 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Reservations direct (765)-420-1505
Email reservations

Hilton Garden Inn
356 E. State Street
West Lafayette IN 47906
(765) 743-2100

Marriott Courtyard of Lafayette
150 Fairington Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 449-4800
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Check out photos from School of Nursing's 50th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon that took place April 12, 2013.

View video from the luncheon.

Collection of photos spanning School of Nursing from the beginning to 2012


Questions? Please contact Muna DeStefano at or (765) 494-2690.

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