FYL, I have to confess that some nurses were beauties and smart too. I'm not sure if I've ever related how Dr. Gus Donohue, our famous soccer coach and admissions director, selected a couple of us Dons for our male/student input as to which potential nurses we'd select. This is decades ago so I guess all this has been declassified. So we'd perch on our Phelan Hall beds that overlooked the SF panorama of lights, and quite frankly chose the best beauties and most well rounded (hey, I mean personality) girls. All had 4.0 or 3.9 gpas so what other factors would a young stud use? I think Dr. D felt the complaints from the male students how a lot of "bed pan" type gals were previously selected. Now, all you equal rights people calm down. This was way back in the early '60s, and quite frankly, in my opinion, the gals we chose would make all around excellent nurses and eventually good administrators. Honestly, we might not have dated many of our early nurses, but we were proud of them.