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Documentary about nursing school graduate available for viewing here

Through special permission from the producer, we are pleased to share a moving documentary focused on Mary Donnelly, 1948 graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. To see the documentary, please visit https://vimeo.com/71908173.

“Island Nurse” premiered in 2013 and is the story of Mary Donnelly, the nurse and heart of Block Island, Rhode Island. Her stamina, courage, and 55 years of care lead Block Islanders to call her St. Mary. At 85, Mary knows more than any other individual about what it means to live on a rural New England island, to be a public health nurse, Block Island’s history, and individuals’ stories about resilience and survival on Block Island. The documentary is a project of Seedwork Film. To learn more about “Island Nurse” and their other projects, please visit http://seedworksfilms.org.