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School of Nursing records

 Collection
Identifier: A112

Scope and Content Note

The records reflect the ongoing work and development of the School of Nursing faculty and staff after the School's merger with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences in 1997. Of particular interest are materials on the merger and on the foundation of the Health Careers Academy, a high school program for students interested in the health care professions. Also of note is the Faculty, Courses, and Programs section which documents the work of faculty and students in building and maintaining the educational programs of the School, including faculty assignments, syllabi, curriculum plans, and program descriptions. Topics documented include program development, accreditation, strategic planning, and conferences. Records include committee minutes and agendas, correspondence, reports, program proposals, publicity materials, and course syllabi. In addition to paper records, the collection also includes electronic files, consisting mainly of committee meeting minutes and agendas.

Dates

  • 1994-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials are entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.

Historical Note

In 1997, the College of Nursing merged with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, continuing its graduate and undergraduate programs as the School of Nursing within Bouvé. The merger was intended to raise the profile of health sciences programs at Northeastern and to improve opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences. In 1995, the College of Nursing, along with the Boston-based Center for Community Health Education and Research (CCHER), founded the Health Careers Academy, a high school program focused on the health professions; the School of Nursing continued to support the program after the merger with Bouvé. In 2002, the School of Nursing and other Bouvé programs moved into the new Behrakis Health Sciences Center.

The School worked to expand its offerings, adding new degree and certificate programs. A PhD in nursing was introduced in 2007, and a doctorate of nursing practice in 2009. The School created a dual degree Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) and Master of Science (MS) program for registered nurses with an associate's degree, and a program for licensed practical nurses to earn the BSN. The School also developed a school nurse certification program; a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study or CAGS programs in adult acute care, neonatal nursing, primary care, and nursing administration; and non-degree career advancement programs in areas such as perioperative nursing and holistic health. The School of Nursing also offers a variety of continuing education programs in areas such as emergency room nursing; conferences such as “Primary Care for the Underserved;” and a refresher course for nurses re-entering clinical practice.

The School also worked to support faculty research interests, involve students in community outreach, and attract highly qualified researchers and faculty members to the school. A history of the College of Nursing is available at http://www.lib.neu.edu/archives/collect/findaids/a18findbioghist.htm.

Chronology

  • 1997 College of Nursing merges with Bouvé College of Health Sciences and becomes the School of Nursing.
  • 2001 Dean Eileen Zungolo retires.
  • 2001-2002 Margery Chisholm becomes Interim Dean.
  • 2002 School of Nursing moves into new Behrakis Health Sciences Center with other Bouvé programs.
  • 2002-2008 Nancy Hoffart becomes Dean.
  • 2007 All three Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing faculty awards go to Northeastern University nursing faculty.
  • 2007 School of Nursing admits its first class to the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program.
  • 2008-2010 Susan Jo Roberts becomes Interim Dean.
  • 2010- Carole Kenner becomes Dean.
1997
College of Nursing merges with Bouvé College of Health Sciences and becomes the School of Nursing.
2001
Dean Eileen Zungolo retires.
2001-2002
Margery Chisholm becomes Interim Dean.
2002
School of Nursing moves into new Behrakis Health Sciences Center with other Bouvé programs.
2002-2008
Nancy Hoffart becomes Dean.
2007
All three Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing faculty awards go to Northeastern University nursing faculty.
2007
School of Nursing admits its first class to the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program.
2008-2010
Susan Jo Roberts becomes Interim Dean.
2010-
Carole Kenner becomes Dean.

Extent

3 cubic feet (3 containers)

Overview

In 1997, the College of Nursing merged with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, continuing its graduate and undergraduate programs as the School of Nursing within Bouvé. The merger was intended to raise the profile of health sciences programs at Northeastern and to improve opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences. In 1995, the College of Nursing, along with the Boston-based Center for Community Health Education and Research (CCHER), founded the Health Careers Academy, a high school program focused on the health professions; the School of Nursing continued to support the program after the merger with Bouvé. In 2002, the School of Nursing and other Bouvé programs moved into the new Behrakis Health Sciences Center.

The School worked to expand its offerings, adding new degree and certificate programs. A PhD in nursing was introduced in 2007, and a doctorate of nursing practice in 2009. The School created a dual degree Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) and Master of Science (MS) program for registered nurses with an associate's degree, and a program for licensed practical nurses to earn the BSN. The School also developed a school nurse certification program; a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study or CAGS programs in adult acute care, neonatal nursing, primary care, and nursing administration; and non-degree career advancement programs in areas such as perioperative nursing and holistic health. The School of Nursing also offers a variety of continuing education programs in areas such as emergency room nursing; conferences such as “Primary Care for the Underserved;” and a refresher course for nurses re-entering clinical practice.

The School also worked to support faculty research interests, involve students in community outreach, and attract highly qualified researchers and faculty members to the school. A history of the College of Nursing is available at http://www.lib.neu.edu/archives/collect/findaids/a18findbioghist.htm.

Overview

The collection reflects the ongoing work and development of the School of Nursing faculty and staff after its merger with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences; it also includes some records predating the merger. Included are materials on the merger and on the foundation of the Health Careers Academy, a high school program for students interested in the health care professions. Topics documented include program development, accreditation, strategic planning, and conferences. Records include committee minutes and agendas, correspondence, reports, program proposals, publicity materials, and course syllabi. In addition to paper records, the collection also includes electronic files, consisting mainly of committee meeting minutes and agendas.

System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.

Physical Location

34/4

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Transferred to the Archives by the School of Nursing.
Title
Finding aid for the School of Nursing Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal
Date
March 2011
Language of description
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US