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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 43 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

College of Nursing student records, 1983-1991

 Series
Identifier: UA 5396 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains class lists, memorandums, correspondence, published bulletins, and other materials relating to student registration, course progress, evaluation, and recognition. Also includes information on college faculty and teaching assignments. Materials date from between 1983 and 1991.
Dates: 1983-1991

College of Nursing syllabi, 1996-2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains syllabi from classes taught in the College of Nursing, including nursing care, nursing adults in crisis, psychiatric nursing, community nursing, special topics in clinical nursing, capstones, and graduate courses, 1996-2006.
Dates: 1996-2006

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

Graduate Studies records on College of Nursing, 1988-2004

 Sub-Series — Carton: 20, Folder: 6-13
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 42
Scope and Contents Materials are related to the graduate program of the College of Nursing from 1988 to 2004. Materials include reports, department reviews, and proposals.
Dates: 1988-2004

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