NMH Nursing School Alumni

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Nursing School Alumni

In 2005, Northwestern Memorial Foundation began an outreach program for the graduates of Wesley Memorial Chicago, Chicago Wesley Memorial, James Ward Thorne and Wesley-Passavant Schools of Nursing. The Nursing School Alumni Affairs' goal is to help all nursing graduates stay up-to-date with the latest Northwestern Memorial Hospital news and in-touch with fellow alumni.

Alumni Bulletin Board

Nursing School Alumni Affairs offers a bulletin board to help nursing graduates stay in-touch with fellow alumni.

Alumni Spotlight

The Nursing School Alumni Affairs offers an Alumni Spotlight page to recognize nursing graduates who have excelled in their careers.

Request Transcripts

Northwestern Memorial Hospital holds official student transcripts for several Chicago-area nursing schools.

Keep in Touch

Nursing School Alumni Affairs has the up-to-date contact information for more than 1,000 of our alumni. E-mail us your latest contact information and receive news about alumni events and Nursing Now, the Northwestern Memorial Hospital periodical for nurses. We can also help you reconnect with long-lost classmates by forwarding them your contact information at your request and letting them know you are hoping to hear from them.

Alumni Affairs Bulletin Board

What is new and noteworthy in your life? Share your news with Alumni Affairs. View our Alumni Affairs Bulletin Board.


eNursingNow is Northwestern Memorial Hospital's electronic newsletter for nurses. In addition to stories of nursing excellence at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Nursing Now profiles donors who support Nursing Professional Development at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and our very accomplished nursing school alumni. Download the latest newsletter.

Alumni Spotlight

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is proud of its nursing school alumni and would like to profile graduates of our programs. To share your story and be considered for the Alumni Spotlight, e-mail Nursing School Alumni Affairs. View our Alumni Spotlight.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital holds official student transcripts for the following:

  • Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 1942-1972
  • The James Ward Thorne School of Nursing of Passavant Memorial Hospital 1949-1972
  • Wesley-Passavant School of Nursing of Northwestern Memorial Hospital 1972-1981

The Florence and Ike Sewell Museum

Student nurse uniforms, caps, pins and other nursing memorabilia are displayed in the Florence and Ike Sewell Museum:

251 East Huron Street
Feinberg Pavilion, third floor

Open daily: 7:30 am-7:30 pm
Admission is free.

To Be a Nurse book

To Be a Nurse follows the history of nursing education at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its predecessor institutions. Beautifully produced in soft-cover, oversized format with dozens of photos from Northwestern Memorial's archives and an index of alumni class lists, To Be a Nurse is a wonderful addition to any alumnus' library. Copies are available for $18.95 and can be ordered directly from the Service League. 

Nursing school pins

Students wishing to replace lost, stolen or damaged school pins should contact the Service League for authorization and replacement information.

  • Wesley pins are no longer available.
  • James Ward Thorne pins are issued by:
  • Herff-Jones Company
  • 100 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Illinois 60115
  • 815.756.4743
  • Wesley-Passavant pins are available through the Service League.

The Service League of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Founded in 1972, the Service League's board of directors and loyal members provide funds to support patient-focused projects, including the Patient/Family Assistance Fund, the Expressive Arts Therapy Program, the Stone Institute of Psychiatry Outpatient Housing Program, the Near North Health Service Corporation, the Layette Program, Emergency Room Assistance through Case Management and the Advancement of Nursing Education. As part of their service to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, they also coordinate educational and social programs, distinguished alumni awards, class reunions and related programs for Nursing School Alumni.


Nursing School Alumni Affairs
c/o Northwestern Memorial Foundation
676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, Illinois 60611

email: nursingschoolalumni@nmh.org