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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

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 653
Abstract Contains college and committee minutes, and a few course syllabi for historical interest.
Dates: 1962-1987

College of Nursing Restructuring Task Force records, 1988-1991

 Sub-Series — Box: 4, Folder: 3-5
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes concerning the re-structuring implementation task group, job descriptions, organizational charts, agendas, and other materials regarding the Restructuring Task Force, 1988-1991.
Dates: 1988-1991

Latter-Day Saints Hospital Nurses Alumni Association minutes, 1908-1984

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 1
Scope and Contents The series contains minutes from the Latter-day Saints Hospital School of Nursing from 1908 to 1984. The minutes include record books and other hand-written notes pertaining to members, officers, and activities.

Not included in the series are the materials from 1938 to 1950.
Dates: 1908-1984

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