MENNONITE COLLEGE OF NURSING CELEBRATING 100 YEARS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 14
(House of Representatives - January 23, 2019)

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           MENNONITE COLLEGE OF NURSING CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

  (Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to 
congratulate Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing 
on celebrating 100 years of excellence in nursing education.
  Founded on January 23, 1919, the Mennonite Sanitarium Training School 
had a vision of training the Nation's best nurses. In 1982, they grew 
to become the Mennonite College of Nursing, thereby offering 
undergraduate degrees for the very first time.
  In 1995, they added a graduate degree; and in 1999, the college 
became part of Illinois State University, where it has expanded to 
include even more academic offerings, including a doctorate degree.
  Today, the ISU Mennonite College of Nursing boasts a state-of-the-art 
simulation lab and a 10,000-square-foot facility to provide students 
with hands-on experience in real-life situations with patient 
simulators.
  As the husband of a nurse who is a former nurse educator, I am proud 
of the strong legacy of ISU's Mennonite College of Nursing and their 
commitment to educating future generations of nurses just like these 
students here. I commend them on their century of leadership and look 
forward to the many achievements to come.

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