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Tacoma General School of Nursing

An Enduring Commitment to Education and Quality Nursing

From the South Sound to the Inland Northwest, communities throughout Washington state benefit from the extraordinary contributions of MultiCare nurses every day. They play a critical role in shaping the experience of our patients, representing nearly one-third of the MultiCare workforce.

The Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing trained generations of nurses who throughout the 20th century provided excellent leadership and extraordinary care to generations of patients. While the school is no longer open, MultiCare’s enduring commitment to education and quality nursing care lives on through the Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing (TGHSON) Education Endowment Fund: a permanent fund created by generous gifts from the alumnae and friends to provide scholarships to nurses of all levels for continuing education and professional leadership development.

We invite you to join us by making a gift in support of our campaign and investing in a better future of health and healing for all of us here today and generations to come.

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Learn more about the Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing Legacy Campaign.

Make a Lasting Impact

You can make a lasting impact on the future of nursing at MultiCare in other ways, too.

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Join the Legacy Circle by including your favorite MultiCare program in your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of your retirement account or insurance policy. Learn more about the Legacy Circle

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If you’re a MultiCare employee or volunteer, consider joining our annual giving program: MultiCare Gives. Whether you choose to enroll in payroll deduction or give a one-time gift, 100% of your contribution to will directly benefit patients and families. Learn more about MultiCare Gives


Upcoming Events

Honoring Our Legacy

Please join us for the TGHSON Annual Luncheon honoring members from the class of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974 and 1979.

The class of 1969 will receive special recognition, as they will be celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary.

Where: Emerald Queen Casino – 2024 East 29th Street, Tacoma, WA

When: Saturday, April 27 – Seating at 12:15pm, lunch served at 12:30pm. Group “class photos” will be taken between 11am and noon.

Cost: $45 – Includes dues of $15, lunch, tax and gratuities. All class members up to the year 1945 are Lifetime Guests and 50th Anniversary Year alumnae (class of 1969) pay no fee for lunch. Dues are still expected.

Contact: Cheryl Davis at 253-232-7171 or [email protected] for more information, including how to RSVP.