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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

Latter-Day Saints Hospital Nurses Alumni Association ledgers, 1926-1994

 Series — Box: 9, Folder: 4-6
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 10
Scope and Contents The series contains financial and organizational ledgers from 1926 to 1994.
Dates: 1926-1994

Latter-Day Saints Hospital Nurses Alumni Association loose materials, 1945

 Series — Box: 10
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains photographs depicting nursing outfits taken by various photographers.
Dates: 1945

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 scrapbooks, 1908-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 8
Scope and Contents The series contains photos of graduating classes from 1908 to 1985. Photographs from 1932 to 1960 are missing.
Dates: 1908-1985

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

School of Nursing histories, 1947-2002

 Series — Box: 5, Folder: 4-8
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 7
Scope and Contents The series contains handwritten and printed histories of the School of Nursing dated 1947 to 2002.
Dates: 1947-2002

School of Nursing photographs, 1912-1946

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1020 Series 9
Scope and Contents The series contains mounted photographs dated 1912 to 1946.
Dates: 1912-1946