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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.

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.

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), Mary Williams (2007-2012), Patricia Ravert (2012-2020), and Jane H. Lassetter (2020- ).

Citation

Data from AIMS Media for The Miracle of birth [VR] 1988 (Brigham Young University College of Nursing)

Enteral feeding tubes [VR] c.1990: title screen (produced by the School of Nursing, Brigham Young University)

Learning the healer’s art, 2012: p. xviii (1952, established College of Nursing at BYU)

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)

Brigham Young University website, via WWW, February 2, 2021 (Jane H. Lassetter appointed dean, July 2020; previous dean, Patricia Ravert, 2012-2020)

Found in 17 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 budget records, 1984-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains budget records concerning expenditure in the College of Nursing, 1984-1989.
Dates: 1984-1989

College of Nursing meeting minutes, 1974-2007

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes from committees, councils, and other organizations connected to the College of Nursing including the Evaluation Council and College Governing Committee, 1974-2007.
Dates: 1974-2007

College of Nursing meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence, 1970-2007

 Series
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence from Evaluation Council, College Governing Committee, and other committees concerning the College of Nursing, 1970-2007.
Dates: 1970-2007

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 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 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

College of Nursing reports and correspondence, 1970-1978

 Sub-Series — Box: 8, Folder: 2-4, 6
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains reports and departmental correspondence for the College of Nursing, 1970-1978.
Dates: 1970-1978

Latter-Day Saints Hospital Nurses Alumni Association by-laws, 1935, 1951

 Series
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 2
Scope and Contents The series contains the by-laws of the School of Nursing for 1935 and 1951.
Dates: 1935; 1951

Latter-Day Saints Hospital Nurses Alumni Association financial reports, 1949-1971

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 6-7
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 3
Scope and Contents The series contains financial reports from 1949 to 1971 and pertains to the Nursing Alumni Association. The material is hand-written and typed format.
Dates: 1949-1971