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It’s Flashback Friday! Each Friday we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Flashback to September 1944 – Canisius introduced a bachelor of science degree in nursing in September 1944, nearly a year after President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the United States Cadet Nurse Corps (CNC). The government program provided a stipend to young women who trained as nurses in exchange for their pledge to actively serve throughout the war.

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Submitted by: College Communications