The Year of the Nurse

2020 has been designated by the World Health Organization as the Year of the Nurse.

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Active and leading in sectors of education and health, Dean Dr. Nancy Meedzan and the faculty, students, and alumni of the Endicott College School of Nursing embodied the Year of the Nurse through community collaboration and hands-on learning experiences.


Year of the Nurse1Alumni from across the country have been involved in the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Jeanna Barbieri ’12, who works at Lowell General Hospital, made headlines this past spring for her work on a project called Pictures for Patients, an effort that helps patients admitted to the hospital stay positive when they can’t have their families visit due to a no visitor policy. The goal is to bring families a little closer to their loved one during such a stressful time.


Endicott was chosen by Boston Medical Center (BMC) to offer its hybrid master’s program at the BMC campus as it embarks on its journey for Magnet hospital status. The American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Magnet status to organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and patient care.


Spending time in our simulation labs is a key part of the nursing program and prepares students to be active participants in a live clinical setting. Endicott Hospital, our state of the art sim lab, was recently renovated to include infant, pediatric, and adult patient simulators. These new sim rooms are made to look and feel like a real hospital room, and each have a debrief room attached that include a one-way mirror for observation. Each room is also connected to a main control room which allows faculty to run the mannequins, controlling everything from vital signs to lung sounds and more.