About Our College
Labouré was founded in 1892 as the Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses in South Boston. In 1949, the school merged with two other nursing schools run by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul: the St. John's School of Nursing in Lowell, Massachusetts and the St. Margaret's School of Nursing in Dorchester. They formed the Catherine Labouré School of Nursing, named for St. Catherine Labouré, in 1950. The new school opened in 1951 and moved to the site of the new Carney Hospital in Dorchester in 1954. In 1971, it was authorized to award degrees in Massachusetts and changed its name to the Catherine Labouré Junior College. Its name changed again in 1984 and in 1993, to Catherine Labouré College and then to simply Labouré College. In 1997, the college became part of the Caritas Christi Health Care system and its name was officially changed to Caritas Labouré College in 2005, then officially changed back to Labouré College in 2009.