The Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association

Welcome to the official website for the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association.

This is your resource for the latest alumni newsevents and ways to support your alma mater

Sustaining Educational Excellence: New Dean at College of Nursing

Marquis Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN began his career in health care with a challenging role. He was one of only three night aides at a psychiatric ward that housed 72 men — many of whom were bedridden.

“It was a frustrating and rewarding job,” said Foreman, who was appointed in 2014 as the fourth John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of Rush University College of Nursing. “Every little thing we could do made a big difference for the men. But it was clear I could learn to provide better care, and that’s how I became a nurse.”

Foreman’s nursing education did more than make him a better caregiver; it instilled a passion for nursing education.

Read on for more of Foreman's story.

Rush Ranked Again Among Top Hospitals by U.S. News

Rush University Medical Center improved on its already strong performance in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings in the annual “Best Hospitals” issue, which became available online on July 21. As it did last year, U.S. News ranked Rush among the best in the country in seven specialty areas.

In addition, it ranked six of those Rush specialties higher than in 2014.

As in 2014, Rush’s orthopedics program was ranked 6th nationwide, remaining the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Illinois.

Read on to see more rankings.

Check Out the Latest Issue of News & Views 

News & Views Fall 2014

The Summer 2015 issue of News & Views, the newsletter of the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association includes the following:

  • A cover story on the new College of Nursing Dean Marquis Foreman, his views on education and his experiences leading up to the role.
  • A message from RPSLNAA President Marcia Murphy, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA (MSN ’80, Cert. ’97, DNP ’07). 
  • A profile of Annette Haag, Pres-St. Luke's '64.
  • Alumni News and Achievements
  • And more...

Classmate Kudos 
Know a fellow alum who is making a mark on the field of nursing? Have a friend, classmate or colleague who's doing great work? Tell us!

Did you recently win an award? Retire? Change jobs or titles? Expand your family? Get published? Your classmates want to know!

Please send your personal and professional updates to or complete this brief form.

Follow Rush University Alumni Online