Previous Centennial Year Events

February 2023

A Conversation with Nursing Icons and Black History Makers

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing celebrated Black History Month and kicked off the Centennial Year on Feb. 27, 2023, with a panel discussion at the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. The panel featured three distinguished alumni, Barbara NicholsBetty Smith Williams, and May Wykle.

March 2023

Executive in Residence: Margaret Fitzgerald

In partnership with the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Fitzgerald presented a keynote address, "The Difference Between Entrepreneur and Intraprenuer." Fitzgerald also participated in mini events throughout the week, including "Career Advice For Junior Students," "The Nurse Entrepreneur: Business Plans and Investing," "Follow Your Hunch" with FPB instructor Shanina Knighton, and a luncheon with NP students. Fitzgerald is founder of Fitzgerald Health Education Associates. She is an alumna of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing DNP program and member of the Shaughnessy Academy's Global Advisory Board.

April 2023

Global Perspectives: Nursing and Healthcare in Ghana

The School of Nursing was proud to host Christian Makafui Boso, PhD, RN, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from the School of Nursing & Midwifery, College of Health & Allied Sciences at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana on April 25.

The Future of AI in Nursing 

The School of Nursing, in partnership with the Veale Institute, hosted a panel discussion on the research, clinical, teaching and societal implications of artificial intelligence in nursing featuring Chitra Dorai, PhD, the CEO and founder of Amicus Brain, along with FPB faculty members Shanina Knighton, PhD, RN, CIC, associate research professor; Kylie Meyer, PhD, assistant professor; and Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, professor and PhD program director. The event was also held April 25.

May 2023

Global Nursing Leadership: Translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into Action

A virtual town hall discuss on global nursing contributions to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals was held May 10. The discussion was be moderated by Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of the International Council of Nurses and included 5 FPB alumni from around the world, including Zeina Kassem, DNP (NURS '20), from the United Arab Emirates; Ana Solano Lopez, PhD (GRS '16, nursing), from Costa Rica; Norman Carl Stewart, PhD, MSN (GRS '19, '17, nursing), from Botswana; Piyanee Yobas, PhD, MSN (GRS '01, '96, nursing), from Singapore; and Miklos Zrinyi, PhD (GRS '99, nursing), from Hungary.

June 2023

To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa, featuring author Jim Towey

The School of Nursing hosted author Jim Towey on June 23 to give a talk titled "Mother Teresa's Example of Living with Purpose." Towey is the author of "To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa. This event was sponsored by the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy and was be held at the Samson Pavilion.

September 2023

Changing the Landscape of Health Care: Interventions with Impact & Scale

The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for evidence-based innovations that are broadly accessible and improve population health. This panel discussion was on Sept. 21, 2023, and showcased faculty whose work has impact and scalability, including:

  • Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and the Sarah C. Hirsh Professor of Nursing (Age-Friendly Health Systems Implementation in MinuteClinics at CVS Locations)
  • Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, RN, MSM, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP, FAAN, associate professor and the Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing (Scalable Health Care Tech for At-Risk Populations)
  • Matt Plow, PhD, associate professor (Remote Health Care and Telehealth)

This was a virtual event. Due to technical issues, no recording is available.