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College of Nursing academic records, 1955-2006

Identifier: UA 1207 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains curricula and syllabi for courses offered in the College of Nursing, graduate student theses, student coursework, student and faculty publications, and academic resources concerning student life, examinations, and presentations, 1955-1998.


  • 1955-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the College of Nursing records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

The School of Nursing (1952-1958) was a college at Brigham Young University.

The School of Nursing was established in 1952. Vivian Hansen worked as dean from 1952 until 1954 and was replaced by L. Bernice Chapman (1955-1958) who went on to serve as dean of the College of Nursing. The School of Nursing was renamed the College of Nursing in 1958.

The School of Nursing was originally organized due to the reorientation of national nursing education programs to collegiate environments. It was deemed necessary to have the church's nursing education centered at Brigham Young University.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

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.


10 cartons

113 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged into six subseries: 1. College of Nursing curricula, 1979-1988. 2. College of Nursing academic resources, 1979-1998. 3. College of Nursing graduate student theses, 1955, 1960, 1976-1989. 4. College of Nursing syllabi, 1996-2006. 5. College of Nursing coursework, 1997. 6. College of Nursing faculty and student publications, 2002-2006.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

Folder level finding aid available for the first ten boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US