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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

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 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

Photograph of the Joseph F. Smith Family Living Center

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F219_p219center

Photograph of Vivian Hansen conferring with Vasco M. Tanner

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F206_p206center

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