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Patricia Rushton biographies for Nurses at War

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2723

Scope and Contents

This file contains a floppy disk (3 1/4 inch) and five optical discs containing 122 biographies as part of the LDS Nurses at War project. They were collected by Patricia Rushton. Materials are dated 2001 to 2003.


  • 2001-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Patricia Rushton received her BSN in nursing from the University of Utah, an MS and PhD in oncology nursing at BYU, and AOCN and APRN certifications. She was an associate professor of nursing at Brigham Young University. Her research has included suffering, pain management, and grief and grieving. She is the co-author of "Latter-day Saint Nurses at War: A Story of Caring and Sacrifice."

Biographical / Historical

The Nurses at War project was sponsored by the Brigham Young University Department of Religion and the College of Nursing. It aimed to collect the stories, diaries, photographs, and other records of Latter-day Saint nurses who had served in combat. The project’s idea was formed by Patricia Rushton, who eventually co-authored the culminating publication, "Latter-day Saint Nurses at War: A Story of Caring and Sacrifice." Other co-authors included Lynn C. Callister, and Maile K. Wilson. It was published in 2005 by the Religious Studies Center of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Patricia Rushton to Special Collections in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Pat Rushton; 2003.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of recordings available for use in the Reading Room.

Separated Materials

Each biography has been printed off and cataloged separately. They are available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; 2022. Addendum of optical discs was imaged for preservation and access.

Register of Patricia Rushton biographies for Nurses at War
Rose Frank
5 May 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2022 January 28: Integrated addendum; Jamie Wiser.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States