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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

College of Nursing advisement records

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5396
Overview Collection of files from the College of Nursing advisement center including or concerning class rolls, orientation, mobility, diagnostic tests, reports, correspondence, and screening forms.
Dates: 1981-1991

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

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