Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh is celebrating 125 Years
Between now and the final celebration in September, we will share some stories and facts to show how far we have come in furthering the vision of the initial Sisters.
Mercy School of Nursing
1931 Construction commences on the five-story Nursing School and dormitory.
In 1887, the Lakeside Training School for Nurses was founded by Dr M.E. Corbett. This was also taken over by the Sisters and became Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
St. Mary’s Hospital officially opened its professional school of nursing in the summer of 1914. But it would not be until 1931 that the nurses would have a separate residence and educational unit, which they would be able to call home.
The Mercy School of Nursing was closed in 1982 after graduating more than 1,730 nurses through the years.
Diploma and practical nursing programs were phased out in the 1980s. Only two Registered Nursing (R.N.) programs would remain : the 2-year associate degree and the 4-year bachelor of science degree.
MSN Alumni continue to celebrate their history at an annual dinner in June.
Read more about History of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI :
These short articles appeared in Jeremy Normington-Slay's Friday News & Notes emails sent out to all Mercy employees in 2016. The historical and Archival Material was provided by Michele Matucheski, Librarian and Archivist at Mercy Medical Center.