After 133 years of educating nurses from throughout Connecticut, Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, the state’s oldest nursing school, held its final commencement ceremony May 1 as it prepares to transition from two-year diploma program to four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at the University of Bridgeport this fall.

Despite the occasion that precedes BHSN’s transition to UB, the mood of the 30 graduates from the accelerated class of December 2016 and 50 from the traditional class of May 2017 was celebratory.

Class of December 2016 — Lisa Eldridge, Angela Miano

Class of May 2017 — Megan Morabito, Alexandra Moreira