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Dineen, Mary, 1923-2017


Biographical note

Mary A. Dineen was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on September 13, 1923, to Charles C. and Julia O’Leary Dineen. She completed her basic nursing education at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. Following receipt of her RN License, she worked as a staff nurse at St. Mary's Hospital and in St. Louis, Missouri.

She graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor's degree in nursing and later earned a master's degree from Niagara University and a doctoral degree from Columbia University.

She was one of the first faculty members appointed to Niagara University when the College of Nursing was founded in 1946, and she also served as Assistant Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Nursing. In 1963, Dineen joined the staff of the National League for Nursing in New York City. She then served as dean of the Boston College School of Nursing from 1972 until her retirement in 1986.

Mary Dineen died on March 4, 2017, in Lewiston, NY.

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Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing records


Records documenting the operation of the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN), including by-laws, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, membership lists, and reports.

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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1976 - 2001