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Brigham Young University. College of Nursing

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1958-

Administrative History

The College of Nursing (1958-) is a college at Brigham Young University.

The School of Nursing was renamed the College of Nursing in 1958. The college existed under a humanistic approach to nursing, focusing on the intrinsic worth of the individual, his or her ability to function in an environment, to be interdependent, and to operate independently. The college first allowed students into the baccalaureate program with advanced standing beginning in the fall of 1966. The following individuals have served as deans of the college: L. Bernice Chapman (1959-1960), Beulah Ream Allen (1961-1965), Lennia Morrison (1966-1967), Elaine Murphy (1968-1971), Maxine J. Cope (1972-1980), Elaine D. Dyer (1980-1987), June Leifson (1987-1994), Sandra Rogers (1994-2000), Elaine S. Marshall (2000-2007), and Mary Williams (2007-).

In September of 1963, the associate degree in the College of Nursing was established, making it one of the few institutions in the country to offer an associate degree in conjunction with a four-year program. During the late 1960s, the college faculty made a change in the curriculum, requiring students to learn the separate role of nursing in correlation to the reaction of an individual to varied circumstances affecting him socially, emotionally, physically, mentally, and/or spiritually, which can be referred to as the nursing model. The previous method of study was known as the medical model, which had students study and practice nursing in relation to specific diseases.

Citation

Brigham Young University Organizational History Project website, viewed Jul. 29, 2011 (College of Nursing; established, 1958; previously the School of Nursing; humanistic approach to nursing, focusing on the intrinsic worth of the individual, his or her ability to function in an environment, to be interdependent, and to operate independently. The college first allowed students into the baccalaureate program with advanced standing beginning in the Fall of 1966; deans of the college: L. Bernice Chapman (1959-1960), Beulah Ream Allen (1961-1965), Lennia Morrison (1966-1967), Elaine Murphy (1968-1971), Maxine J. Cope (1972-1980), Elaine D. Dyer (1980-1987), June Leifson (1987-1994), Sandra Rogers (1994-2000), Elaine S. Marshall (2000-2007), and Mary Williams (2007- ); in September of 1963, the associate degree in the College of Nursing was established, making it one of the few institutions in the country to offer an associate degree in conjunction with a four-year program; during the late 1960s, the college faculty made a change in the curriculum, requiring students to learn the separate role of nursing in correlation to the reaction of an individual to varied circumstances affecting him socially, emotionally, physically, mentally, and/or spiritually, which can be referred to as the nursing model; previous method of study was known as the medical model, which had students study and practice nursing in relation to specific diseases)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

College of Nursing advisement records

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5396
Overview Collection of files from the College of Nursing advisement center including or concerning class rolls, orientation, mobility, diagnostic tests, reports, correspondence, and screening forms.
Dates: 1981-1991

College of Nursing records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1207
Scope and Contents Contains budget records for the college, administrative records including student and faculty evaluation records, employment surveys outlining what students did with their degrees, meeting minutes for various committees and councils associated with the College of Nursing, department correspondence, and academic records.
Dates: 1955-2007

College of Nursing records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 524
Scope and Contents Includes general files of the College, policy statements, statistics and reports.
Dates: 1950-1964

College of Nursing records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1144
Scope and Contents Collection contains applications, letters, grade rolls, a history, lists, yearbooks, student records, and other information produced by the College of nursing. Includes information about nursing scholarships, student enrollment, the history of the nursing program, and program graduates. Materials date from between 1957 and 1993.
Dates: 1957-1993

College of Nursing records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 653
Abstract Contains college and committee minutes, and a few course syllabi for historical interest.
Dates: 1962-1987

College of Nursing records on 50th Anniversary Celebration

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1028
Scope and Contents Contains materials from the Brigham Young University College of Nursing's 50th Anniversary Celebration in October 2002. Materials include greeting cards with College of Nursing images, a program for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, a video entitled "The Healer's Art" and a print entitled "I would learn the healer's art."
Dates: 2002

College of Nursing records on 60th anniversary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5604
Scope and Contents Contains materials from the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. Materials include a DVD The Healer's Art, a pamphlet on the future of nursing, an event program, flyers advertising various campus activities, and information on donating to the College of Nursing. Dated 2012.
Dates: 2012

A descriptive, analytical, and evaluative self-study report on the baccalaureate, master, and continuing education programs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 767
Scope and Contents Report detailing the organization, administration, students, faculty, curriculum, continuing education program, resources, facilities, and services of the nursing program. Includes twenty-one appendices. The report was submitted to the National League for Nursing.
Dates: 1990

Latter-Day Saints Hospital Nurses Alumni Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1020
Scope and Contents The collection contains records of the Latter-day Saints Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. The records include financial records, letters, photographs, newsletters, yearbooks, and various clippings from 1908 to 2002.
Dates: 1908-2002

Student Health Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 499
Scope and Contents Collection includes reports, records, and correspondence concerning the operation of the Health Center, 1940-1959.
Dates: 1940-1959