George Mason University School of Nursing 40th Anniversary


WHEREAS, on January 9, 1973, George Mason University’s (GMU) School of Nursing was established in Fairfax as the Department of Nursing by Dean Clayton Schindler and Dr. Evelyn Cohelan; and

WHEREAS, in the fall of 1974, the first class of nursing students began their studies; and

WHEREAS, over the last 40 years, more than 9,000 nursing students have graduated and gone on to provide exemplary care, conduct research, and lead health care initiatives in Virginia, throughout the country, and around the world; and

WHEREAS, GMU’s School of Nursing is a teaching and learning organization with an international academic reputation grounded in sound general education, as graduates are prepared to be  interdisciplinary health professionals; and

WHEREAS, GMU’s School of Nursing’s Mason and Partners Clinics provide undergraduate and graduate students with clinical learning experiences while providing preventative care to community members in need; and

WHEREAS, October 11, 2014, marks 40 years of the George Mason School of Nursing serving the greater Virginia community;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 11, 2014, as THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GEORGE MASON SCHOOL OF NURSING in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.