January 23, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 14 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
MENNONITE COLLEGE OF NURSING CELEBRATING 100 YEARS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 14
(House of Representatives - January 23, 2019)
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[Page H1011] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________