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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 14 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University department audio-visual materials, 1981-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 940 Series 3 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Collection of videocassettes and film reels from various colleges and departments including nutrition, engineering and technology, nursing, humanities symposium, and agriculture. Dated 1981-1995.
Dates: 1981-1995

College of Nursing alumni surveys, 1986-2003

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains alumni surveys that record the level of education achieved by College of Nursing alumni, their opinions on the College and their subsequent employment positions, 1986-2003.
Dates: 1986-2003

College of Nursing budget records, 1984-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains budget records concerning expenditure in the College of Nursing, 1984-1989.
Dates: 1984-1989

College of Nursing meeting minutes, 1974-2007

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes from committees, councils, and other organizations connected to the College of Nursing including the Evaluation Council and College Governing Committee, 1974-2007.
Dates: 1974-2007

College of Nursing meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence, 1970-2007

 Series
Identifier: UA 1207 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence from Evaluation Council, College Governing Committee, and other committees concerning the College of Nursing, 1970-2007.
Dates: 1970-2007

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

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