Nursing Alumnae Corner

The Mount Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses was opened at in 1881 as a three year diploma school, representing one of the first modern nursing schools in the United States. In 1923 the name was changed to The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. The School graduated its final class in 1971, bringing the total number of graduates to 4,700. The School was exclusively for female students until its last class in 1971, when one male student received a Mount Sinai Hospital Nursing Diploma. The motto of the School was 'Vota Vita Nostra' – Our lives are devoted.

The devotion of Mount Sinai Hospital trained nurses has been widely demonstrated with their resilience and innovation at the forefront during major historical events such as the great depression and WWII. The alumnae from the Mount Sinai School of Nursing have always been a pivotal force, with many continuing the legacy. In fact, the Alumnae Association is a significant contributor to the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at The Mount Sinai Hospital. It is through their generous support that their legacy continues through providing today’s clinical nurses and nurse scientists with opportunities to advance the science and clinical practice for our patients and the surrounding communities. The legacy of The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing is continuously showcased through our excellence in patient care.

“The object of this society is the education and training of nurses for the sick, in order that those desirous of devoting themselves to this noble calling shall find a school for their education and the public shall reap the advantage of skilled and educated labor.”