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College of Nursing records

Identifier: UA 1207

Scope and Contents

Contains budget records for the college, administrative records including student and faculty evaluation records, employment surveys outlining what students did with their degrees, meeting minutes for various committees and councils associated with the College of Nursing, department correspondence, and academic records.


  • 1955-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

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

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

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.


19 cartons (19 linear ft.)

10 boxes (5 linear ft.)




Arranged into four series: 1. Budget records, 1984-1989. 2. Administrative records, 1971-2006. 3. Meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence, 1970-2007. 4. Academic records, 1955-2006.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

Folder level finding aid available for the first ten boxes.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in August 2005. Transferred from Records Management in November 2007. Transferred from Records Management in October 2008. Transferred from Records Management in July 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; August 2005. Trasnferred; Records Management; November 2007. Transferred; Records Management; October 2008. Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; August 2005. Processed; Matthew Bowers Leavitt; November 2007. Processed; Elizabeth West; October 2008. Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.
Register of College of Nursing records
Amanda Jo Lindell
2005 August
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States