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A collage of the book cover Caring for Families in Court and a head shot of Judith Moran

Georgetown BSN Alumna Co-Authors Book About Family Court Reforms

January 11th, 2021

BSN alumna Judith DiMaio Moran of the Class of 1968, who went on to receive a JD, co-authored the book, “Caring for Families in Court: An Essential Approach to Family Justice” (Routledge 2019). She said Georgetown’s nursing program encouraged students to connect with patients to help understand their lives outside of the hospital setting. “I think Georgetown was exceptional in preparing us back in 1965 to think that way.”

A collage of a head shot of Sister Christine and the cover of her book, Crispina and her Sisters

GU Nursing Alumna, Award-Winning Author Has Spent Decades Advocating for Women

January 7th, 2021

BSN alumna Sister Christine Schenk, CSJ, of the Class of 1968, is an award-winning writer, including of the book “Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity” (Fortress 2017). “I never really expected to end up being a writer,” Schenk said about her life’s trajectory, “though I always loved the liberal arts, and it was one of the reasons I chose to apply to Georgetown.”

A collage of photos of the Class of 1953, of Mary Anne Curtis, of booklet covers and announcements, and from Reunions

Georgetown Alumna Received 3-Year Nursing Diploma in 1949 and BSN Degree in 1953 Through New ‘Supplemental Program’

January 4th, 2021

In the early 1950s, Mary Anne (Maryman) Curtis, who had already received the three-year diploma at Georgetown in 1949, decided to return to the university to complete the BSN, which she did in 1953 through the new supplemental program. “I go around [our community] and talk to people that graduated from nursing when I did. And they’ve heard of Georgetown. I just had to say, ‘Georgetown.’ They said, ‘You graduated from Georgetown?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was a hometown school,’ which it was. But it’s still got a name that people recognize.”

Ani Bilazarian (NHS’17) and Caroline Kechejian (NHS’17) stand together in scrubs in a hospital hallway.

BSN Alumnae Live Georgetown Values During COVID-19 Pandemic

December 15th, 2020

2017 BSN alumnae Ani Bilazarian and Caroline Kechejian have been working on the COVID-19 response at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “As an ICU nurse, I often find myself reflecting on the Jesuit value cura personalis,” Kechejian said. Bilazarian, also a PhD candidate at Columbia, added “Georgetown taught me that to be a nurse meant to commit to caring for people in the best way I can.”

One Hundred Years Ago, GU Nursing Graduates Praised for Work During Flu Pandemic

December 11th, 2020

Looking back 100 years, Georgetown nursing graduates of the Class of 1920 were praised for their dedication during the 1918 influenza. A tribute was given “to the graduates for their faithful duties performed during the influenza epidemic when not one of the nurses failed to respond to the call for charity,” a newspaper of the time reported.

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