Welcome to the 100 Year Anniversary Page
Here you will find Celebrations of Two Historical Events:
The opening of the St. Joseph's School of Nursing and The St. Joseph's School of Nursing Alumnae Association
FIRST: JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE OPENING OF ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL OF NURSING
On September 8, 1911, the growth of the hospital led the Sisters into the decision of opening a school for lay nurses. Thus St. Joseph’s School of Nursing began, attracting generations of young women, and eventually some men, who felt called to a demanding and rewarding career in the care of the sick. They were disciplined, hard-working, and self-sacrificing individuals who brought honour to their school and to St. Joseph’s Hospital." The first Graduation ceremony of lay nurses was held in 1915.
Nursing education continued on-site at St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton until 1978. The class of 1978 was the last class to graduate from St. Joseph's Campus. Before 1978, the Ministry of Education had determined nursing education curriculum at the diploma level was to move from the hospital and regional schools of nursing curricular to a standardized program from the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, effective September 1, 1973. However, from 1973 through 1978 the standardized education was conducted at the individual school of nursing campuses. From 1978 to 2000 there was a consolidation of all area diploma Nursing sites at one location. This site was the Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology Health Science Education Centre in Hamilton.
July 1974 was the last Mother and Daughter Tea held at the St. Joseph's Campus.
2004 marks the discontinuation of the Mohawk College Diploma Registered Nursing Program.
To meet the Ministry deadline of all nursing entry to practice education to be at the university BScN level by 2005, a collaboration was established between McMaster University School of Nursing, and Mohawk and Conestoga Colleges to offer the McMaster BScN program. This arrangement between Universities and Colleges was developed across the province.
Celebrations for the various momentous occasions include the following events. To view pictures of these events, click on the BLUE lettering.
View 100 Years "1911-2011" of St. Joseph's School of Nursing
- 100 years of The School of Nursing
2011 School of Nursing - 100 year celebrations.pdf
- February 2011
Commemorative Calendar created
Commemorative Calendar SJSNAA copy.pdf
- May 9th, 2011
Nursing Grand Rounds. Powerpoint presentation by Alumnae.
Grand Rounds May 9, 2011.pdf
- May 27th, 2011
Reunion Day Mass with Special Highlights
2011 Reunion Day Mass.pdf
- May 28th, 2011
Tea and Tour at the Motherhouse. Attendees enjoyed exploring the memorabilia.
2011 Tea and Tour with Memorabilia
- October 2011 Archival Newsletter Highlighting Events of the Year
2011 October Newsletter.pdf
- The 100th Anniversary Historical Book
2011 Historical Book.pdf
- Graduating classes from 1915 through 1950
2011 School of Nursing - 100 year celebrations-GRADUATION 1915 - 1950.pdf
- Jan - Feb 2011
A Special Archival Newsletter highlighting the last 100 years
2011 January Newsletter.pdf
- March 27th, 2011
Click below to go to the Race
2011 Around the Bay Road Race new.pdf
- May 10th, 2011
Nurses Award Banquet. Presentation of Plaque honouring Legacy of the School of Nursing
2011 Nurses Award Banquet.pdf
- May 27th, 2011
Reunion Day Dinner with Archival Presentation and Awards presented to members of the Road Race
2011 Reunion Dinner.pdf
- September 8, 2011
Tea at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Juravinski Tower commemorating the actual day of the opening of the School of Nursing in 1911
- The Archival Oral History Project on Nursing Education in Canada
Participants in the Archival Oral History.pdf
To View the Actual Interviews: Select "Interviews" Under the History Drop Down Box on the Main Panel