Labouré College


Labouré College

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established = 1892
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city = Boston
state = MA
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former_names = Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses, Catherine Labouré School of Nursing
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Labouré College, is a Catholic, non-residential [ [http://www.laboure.edu/OPage.asp?PageID=OTH000001 About Labouré College] ] college located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Its distinct focus is education for practice in the health sector, and is closely affiliated with Caritas Christi Health Care, which is why it is often called Caritas Labouré College.

History

Labouré was founded in 1892 as the Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses, the first Catholic school of nursing in New England.Fact|date=May 2008 There still exists a Carney Hospital in Dorchester, affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. In 1951, however, the school merged with two other schools operated by the Daughters of Charity, St. John's School of Nursing and St. Margaret's School of Nursing, to form the Catherine Labouré School of Nursing,Fact|date=May 2008 named for Catherine Labouré. The institution was re-established in 1971 with associate degree-granting authority in nursing and allied health. In 2008, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education gave the institution authority to grant the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Pending accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), it plans to admit its first RN-BSN class in 2009. [http://www.laboure.edu/ College Main Website] ] It was sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul until 1997, [ [http://www.laboure.edu/Download.asp?PageID=DOC000014 Labouré College Catalogue] ] and is now sponsored by Caritas Christi Health Care. [ [http://www.masscolleges.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=210&Itemid=206 Caritas Labouré College featured by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)] ]

Academics

Labouré offers the Associate's in Science degree in Nursing and Allied Health.

Notes and references

ee also

Carney Hospital


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