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Bay State College Nursing Professor Wins MNA Nursing Education Award

January 20, 2022

The Massachusetts Nursing Association has announced the winner of the 2021 Nursing Education Award in the December issue of The Massachusetts Nurse.   This award recognizes a member of the organization who is a nurse educator and who has made significant contributions to professional nursing education, continuing education, or staff development.  Bay State College is extremely proud to share the winner of this award was our own Professor Susan Wright-Thomas.  Susan has over 28 years of clinical and educational experience in psychiatric and maternal-child health specialties and has served as an adjunct clinical instructor for most of the nursing programs in the greater Boston area.  Professor Wright-Thomas originally joined the Bay State faculty in the spring of 2016 as an adjunct clinical instructor but more recently has joined the didactic faculty and teaches primarily on the Taunton campus.  

It is a true honor to be recognized by the MNA.  The Massachusetts State Nurses Association was founded in 1903 and was the first of its kind.  The purpose was to secure legislation for the protection of the nursing profession for the benefit of the public, physicians and nurses by creating a law requiring each nurse to register with the state.  The organization also drafted a code of ethics for nurses and continuously works for higher standards of nursing practice and in nursing education. Today, the MNA is one of the strongest nurse advocacy groups in the state, boasting a membership of 23,000 members who work in 85 different health care facilities.  


Please join us in congratulating Professor Wright-Thomas on this well-deserved award!