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Name of Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Nursing.
Title:School of Nursing records
Date:1994–2006
Reference Code:A112
Location Code:34/4
Extent:3 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract: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.
Historical Abstract: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.
Language and Scripts:The materials are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Chisholm, Margery
  • DeMarco, Rosanna
  • Roberts, Susan Jo
  • Zungolo, Eileen

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Nursing
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Bouvé College of Health Sciences

  • Education, Cooperative
  • Nursing –– Study and teaching
  • Nursing schools –– Accreditation

Conditions Governing Access:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Transferred to the Archives by the School of Nursing.
Related Archival Materials:

Boston–Bouvé College records (M41), College of Nursing records (A18)

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal, March 2011