Our History

Florence Nightingale and many of the earliest symbols of nursing excellence are rooted in the tradition of the Daughters of Charity

Established by St. Vincent de Paul in 1630 to serve the sick poor, the Daughters opened hospitals in Paris, Alexandria, Egypt, and London. In 1809, under the direction of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, their proud tradition was appropriated in America by the new religious congregation, the Sisters of Charity. Four of the Sisters opened the doors of St. Vincent's Hospital in 1849, in response to New York City's unique needs.

Sisters of Charity

The Sisters had great faith in their mission, and committed themselves to the provision of kind and compassionate care to the poor. They were also committed to the highest standards of medical and nursing excellence

In October of 1892, St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing was launched as an extension of this commitment. No one was more committed than Katharine A. Sanborn, and much of the school's early success can be attributed to her leadership. Continue Reading...


87th Annual Luncheon

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the New York Marriott Downtown

School Directory

The Harris Connect Publishing Company has been contracted to update the SVH School of Nursing Alumnae Directory which was first published in 1999. Alumnae will be contacted through the mail to update their bio/email and contact information. A small sample size may receive a telephone call from a Harris Connect Representative during this process. Please contact us if you are interested in serving on the Editorial Board of this endeavor.

Past Newsletters

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Alumnae Newsletter

This year marks the 58th volume of our newsletter. If you do not receive the newsletter, contact Pat Costello at pcostellosvh@gmail.com (In order to receive the newsletter, you have to be a member of the Alumnae Association.)