Special Collections and Archives

KSU College of Nursing records

Special Collections and Archives

KSU College of Nursing records

Repository:Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title:Kent State University College of Nursing records
Inclusive Date(s):1960-2016
Bulk Date(s):1970-1999
Author:Finding aid prepared by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins
Creation:Finding aid encoded by Lael Hughes-Watkins using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination:Kent State University. College of Nursing
Extent:9 cubic feet (13 boxes = 5 record storage boxes, 6 half-size boxes, 1 document case and 1 flat box)
Physical Location:11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier:OhKeUSC0095
Abstract:The collection contains records from Kent State University's College of Nursing which include accreditation records, minutes, self-evaluation reports, curricular proposal documentation, course information, degree program proposals, correspondence, newsletters, and information on sponsored seminars, workshops, and lectures.
Revision(s):
June 2017 - Revised by Edith Serkownek
Language(s):The records are in English

History of College of Nursing

In September of 1965, arrangements were made for students in nursing programs at St. Luke's and Mt. Sinai of Cleveland to spend their freshman year in residence at Kent State University. A year later, the Ohio Board of Regents granted Kent State University approval to create a baccalaureate degree program in nursing. On November 15, 1967, the Ohio State Board of Nursing Education and Nurse Registration also granted approval for the School of Nursing at KSU. In 1971 a full 8-year accreditation was issued and by September of 1977 the first graduate students were admitted. The graduate program allowed students to specialize in areas of Nursing of the Adult, Parent-Child Nursing and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. The School of Nursing was originally located in Bowman Hall and various temporary facilities as it expanded. By September 1978 the School of Nursing was moved into a new building which was renamed in 1985 after Linnea E. Henderson, the founding dean for the School of Nursing. On September 9, 1999, KSU's School of Nursing was granted college status which was quickly followed by the development of a joint PhD program with the University of Akron.

Scope and Content

Kent State University's College of Nursing records span 1960-2016. The bulk of the material includes course outlines (1970-1991), evaluations of programs and courses (1971-1984) and annual reports (1985-1999). The collection also includes proposals for graduate degrees, certification documentation for curricular proposals, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, and minutes.

Statement of Arrangement

The Kent State University College of Nursing records are divided into the following series. Material in series 1 through 7 is organized chronologically. Material in series 8 is organized alphabetically.
Series 1: Annual Reports
Series 2: Committee and Faculty Minutes
Series 3: Course Outlines
Series 4: Curricular Proposals
Series 5: Photographs
Series 6: Publications
Series 7: Reports and Program Evaluations
Series 8: Subject Files
Series 9: Artifacts


Preferred Citation

Kent State University College of Nursing records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Controlled-access Headings
The following topics are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Nursing--Study and teaching--Ohio--Kent--History
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State University. College of Nursing--Archives
Kent State University. School of Nursing--Archives
Kent State University--History
Functions:
Education, Higher--Administration
Occupations:
Nursing school administrators
Material Types:
Administrative records
Minutes (Records)
Reports
Correspondence
Publications
Proposals
Outlines and syllabi
Course materials
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Brochures



Detailed Description of The Collection

Series 1: Annual Reports, 1985-1999
Box 1 / Folder 1
School of Nursing annual report, 1985-1986
Box 1 / Folder 2
School of Nursing annual report, 1986-1987
Box 1 / Folder 3
School of Nursing annual report, 1987-1988
Box 1 / Folder 4
School of Nursing annual report, 1989-1990
Box 1 / Folder 5
School of Nursing annual report, 1991-1992
Box 1 / Folder 6
School of Nursing annual report, 1992-1993
Box 1 / Folder 7
School of Nursing annual report, 1994-1995
Box 1 / Folder 8
School of Nursing annual report, 1995-1996
Box 1 / Folder 9
School of Nursing annual report, 1996-1997 and 1997-1998
Box 1 / Folder 10
School of Nursing annual report, 1998-1999
Box 1 / Folder 11
School of Nursing annual report format for committees including sample reports, 1986-1991
Box 1 / Folder 12
Doctoral Task Force annual report, 1991-1992
Box 1 / Folder 13
Graduate Curriculum Committee annual report, 1987-1988
Box 1 / Folder 14
Graduate Program, Nursing of the Adult annual report, 1987-1988
Box 1 / Folder 15
Graduate Program, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing annual report, 1987-1988 to 1992-1993
Box 1 / Folder 16
School Advisory Committee annual report, 1987-1988 to 1990-1991

Series 2: Committee and Faculty Minutes, 1978-1984
Box 1 / Folder 1
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 2
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1979
Box 1 / Folder 3
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 4
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 5
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 6
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 7
Graduate Education Committee minutes, 1984
Box 1 / Folder 8
Graduate Faculty Cluster Research Committee memorandum, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 9
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 10
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1979
Box 1 / Folder 11
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 12
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 13
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 14
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 15
Nursing of the Adult Faculty minutes, 1984
Box 1 / Folder 16
Psychiatric Mental Health Faculty minutes, 1978-1979
Box 1 / Folder 17
Psychiatric Mental Health Faculty minutes, 1980-1981
Box 1 / Folder 18
Psychiatric Mental Health Faculty minutes, 1982-1984

Series 3: Course Outlines, 1970-1991
Box 1 / Folder 1
Course outline, Basic Aspects of Health Care: N20040, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 2
Course outline, Basic Aspects of Health Care: N20040, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 3
Course outline, Basic Aspects of Health Care: N20040, 1984
Box 1 / Folder 4
Course outline, Basic Aspects of Health Care: N20040, 1988-1989
Box 1 / Folder 5
Course outline, Basic Aspects of Health Care: N20040, 1989-1990
Box 1 / Folder 6
Course outline, Basic Aspects of Health Care: N20040, 1990-1991
Box 1 / Folder 7
Course outline, Basic Nursing 1: N20041, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 8
Course outline, Basic Nursing 1: N20041, 1985-1986
Box 1 / Folder 9
Course outline, Basic Nursing 1: N20041, 1989-1990
Box 1 / Folder 10
Course outline, Basic Nursing 1: N20041, 1991-1992
Box 1 / Folder 11
Course outline, Community Health Nursing (proposed course): N462, 1970
Box 1 / Folder 12
Course outline, Community Health Nursing: N40662, 1982-1983
Box 1 / Folder 13
Course outline, Community Health Nursing: N40662, 1983-1984
Box 1 / Folder 14
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1982-1983
Box 1 / Folder 15
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1983-1984
Box 1 / Folder 16
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1984-1985
Box 1 / Folder 17
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1985-1986
Box 1 / Folder 18
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1988-1989
Box 1 / Folder 19
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1989-1990
Box 1 / Folder 20
Course outline, Human Behavior in Nursing: N40460, 1990-1991
Box 1 / Folder 21
Course outline, Human Growth and Development: N20950, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 1
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System: N10050, 1982-1983
Box 2 / Folder 2
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System: N10050, 1984-1985
Box 2 / Folder 3
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System: N10050, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 4
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System: N10050, 1989-1990
Box 2 / Folder 5
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System: N10050, 1990-1991
Box 2 / Folder 6
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing Research: N40872, 1982-1986
Box 2 / Folder 7
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing Research: N40872, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 8
Course outline, Introduction to Nursing Research: N40872, 1990-1991
Box 2 / Folder 9
Course outline, Leadership in Nursing: N40561, 1982-1986
Box 2 / Folder 10
Course outline, Leadership in Nursing: N40561, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 11
Course outline, Leadership in Nursing: N40561, 1989-1990
Box 2 / Folder 12
Course outline, Leadership in Nursing: N40561, 1990-1991
Box 2 / Folder 13
Course outline, Maternal Newborn Nursing: N30361, 1990-1991
Box 2 / Folder 14
Course outline, Nursing and the Emerging Family: N30361, 1982-1983
Box 2 / Folder 15
Course outline, Nursing and the Emerging Family: N30361, 1983-1984
Box 2 / Folder 16
Course outline, Nursing and the Emerging Family: N30361, 1984-1985
Box 2 / Folder 17
Course outline, Nursing and the Emerging Family: N30361, 1985-1986
Box 2 / Folder 18
Course outline, Nursing and the Emerging Family: N30361, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 19
Course outline, Nursing and the Emerging Family: N30361, 1989-1990
Box 2 / Folder 20
Course outline, Nursing as a Profession: N40870, 1982-1983
Box 2 / Folder 21
Course outline, Nursing as a Profession: N40870, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 22
Course outline, Nursing as a Profession: N40870, 1989-1990
Box 2 / Folder 23
Course outline, Nursing as a Profession: N40870, 1990-1991
Box 2 / Folder 24
Course outline, Nursing Care of Infants and Young Children with Gastrointestinal Defects Requiring Surgery: A Self-Instruction Unit, 1984
Box 2 / Folder 25
Course outline, Nursing Concepts: N30870, 1982-1984
Box 2 / Folder 26
Course outline, Nursing Concepts: N30870, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 27
Course outline, Nursing Concepts: N30870, 1989-1990
Box 2 / Folder 28
Course outline, Nursing Human Growth and Development: N20950, 1982-1983
Box 2 / Folder 29
Course outline, Nursing Human Growth and Development: N20950, 1984-1985
Box 2 / Folder 30
Course outline, Nursing in the Community: N40662, 1985-1986
Box 2 / Folder 31
Course outline, Nursing in the Community: N40662, 1988-1989
Box 2 / Folder 32
Course outline, Nursing in the Community: N40662, 1990-1991
Box 3 / Folder 1
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1982-1983
Box 3 / Folder 2
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1983-1984
Box 3 / Folder 3
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1984-1985
Box 3 / Folder 4
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1985-1986
Box 3 / Folder 5
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1988-1989
Box 3 / Folder 6
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1989-1990
Box 3 / Folder 7
Course outline, Nursing of Adults: N30462, 1990-1991
Box 3 / Folder 8
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1982-1983
Box 3 / Folder 9
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1983-1984
Box 3 / Folder 10
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1984-1985
Box 3 / Folder 11
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1985-1986
Box 3 / Folder 12
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1988-1989
Box 3 / Folder 13
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1989-1990
Box 3 / Folder 14
Course outline, Nursing of Children: N30160, 1990-1991
Box 3 / Folder 15
Course outline, Nursing of the Acutely Ill: N40463, 1982-1984
Box 3 / Folder 16
Course outline, Nursing of the Acutely Ill: N40463, 1984-1985
Box 3 / Folder 17
Course outline, Nursing of the Acutely Ill: N40463, 1985-1986
Box 3 / Folder 18
Course outline, Nursing of the Acutely Ill: N40463, 1988-1989
Box 3 / Folder 19
Course outline, Nursing of the Acutely Ill: N40463, 1989-1990
Box 3 / Folder 20
Course outline, Nursing of the Acutely Ill: N40463, 1990-1991
Box 3 / Folder 21
Course outline, Spiritual Care of Patients: N31095, 1983

Series 4: Curricular Proposals, 1976-1985
Box 1 / Folder 1
Joint proposal to establish a Master's in Nursing, Kent State University and the University of Akron, 1976
Box 1 / Folder 2
Joint proposal to establish a Master's in Nursing, Kent State University and the University of Akron, 1977
Box 1 / Folder 3
Certification of curricular proposal forms, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 4
Certification of curricular proposal forms, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 5
Certification of curricular proposal forms, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 6
Certification of curricular proposal forms, 1984
Box 1 / Folder 7
Certification of curricular proposal forms, 1985
Box 1 / Folder 8
Certification of curricular proposal forms, 1985
Box 1 / Folder 9
Memoranda regarding curricular proposals and changes, 1982-1984

Series 5: Photographs, 1969-1980s
Box 1 / Folder 1
Photographs, Nurses in lab, 1969
Box 1 / Folder 2
Photographs, Nursing activities, 1970s
Box 1 / Folder 3
Photographs, Nursing activities, 1970s
Box 1 / Folder 4
Photographs, Ellen Rudy, Nursing faculty teaching a class, 1970s
Box 1 / Folder 5
Photographs, Nursing activities, 1970s-1980s
Box 1 / Folder 6
Photographs, Nursing activities, photographs used in an exhibit, 1970s-1980s
Box 1 / Folder 7
Photographs, Nursing student headshots, undated
Box 1 / Folder 8
Photographs, Nursing students decorated graduation caps, undated
Box 1 / Folder 9
Photographs, Walthour Lab dedication plaque, undated
Box 1 / Folder 10
Slides, Nursing activities, 1970s-1980s

Series 6: Publications, 1979-2008
Box 1 / Folder 1
Brochures and flyers, Advanced certification and continuing education in Nursing, 1977-2006
Box 1 / Folder 2
Brochures and flyers, Associate of Applied Science degree, 1999
Box 1 / Folder 3
Brochures and flyers, Bachelor degree in Nursing, 1979-2001
Box 1 / Folder 4
Brochures and flyers, Financial aid and loans for students, 1998 and undated
Box 1 / Folder 5
Brochures and flyers, Fundraising for the College of Nursing, undated
Box 1 / Folder 6
Brochures and flyers, General information, College of Nursing, 1968-2012
Box 1 / Folder 7
Brochures and flyers, Graduate degrees in Nursing, 1982-2000
Box 1 / Folder 8
Journal, Health Care Quarterly Review, Robinson Memorial Hospital and Kent State University School of Nursing, 1982-1983
Box 1 / Folder 9
Journal, Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Kent State University College of Nursing in partnership with the American Nurses Association, brochures, 1990s-2000s
Box 1 / Folder 10
Newsletter, News & Notes, Kent State University, School of Nursing, 1990-1991
Box 1 / Folder 11
Newsletter, Nursing at Kent State University: A Newsletter from the Kent State University School of Nursing and the Nursing Alumni Council, miscellaneous dates, 1996-2003
Box 1 / Folder 12
Newsletter, Notes on Nursing, Kent State University College of Nursing, miscellaneous dates, 2005-2008
Box 1 / Folder 13
Stationery and folders, College of Nursing, undated

Series 7: Reports and Program Evaluations, 1971-1989
Box 1 / Folder 1
Report, Self-Evaluation for the Accreditation Visit of the National League for Nursing, 1971
Box 1 / Folder 2
Report, Self-Evaluation for the Accreditation visit of National League for Nursing, 1979
Box 1 / Folder 3
Report, Evaluation of the Graduate Program of Clinical Specialist in the Nursing of the Adult, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 4
Report, Evaluation of the Graduate Program of Clinical Specialist in the Nursing of the Adult, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 5
Report, Evaluation of the Graduate Program of Clinical Specialist in the Nursing of the Adult, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 6
Departmental profile forms and material for the National League for Nursing program review, circa 1982
Box 1 / Folder 7
Report, Evaluation of Nursing Courses in Graduate Program, 1983-1984
Box 2 / Folder 1
Report, Self-Evaluation Report for the Accreditation Visit of the National League for Nursing, 1986
Box 2 / Folder 2
Report, Health-Related Curricula and Programs, 1987
Scope and Content
Minutes and draft report by Council for Academic Deans Subcommittee
Box 2 / Folder 3
Report, Health-Related Curricula and Programs report by Council for Academic Deans Subcommittee, 1987
Box 2 / Folder 4
Report, Decanal Review, School of Nursing, 1988
Box 2 / Folder 5
Report, Master of Science in Nursing, Parent Child Nursing Program Evaluation, 1990

Series 8: Subject Files, 1960-2016
Box 1 / Folder 1
Alumni brochures, membership information and newsletters, 1979-2001
Box 1 / Folder 2
Awards and certificates of accreditation from various nursing organizations, 1991-2009
Box 1 / Folder 3
Correspondence and memoranda regarding accreditation of nursing programs, 1979-1986
Box 1 / Folder 4
Delta Xi, Sigma Theta Tau nursing chapter program, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 5
Events and programs, Awards, celebration and reception programs, 2000-2016
Box 1 / Folder 6
Events and programs, Conference brochures and programs, 1965-1972
Box 1 / Folder 7
Events and programs, Convocation invitations and programs, miscellaneous dates, 1971-2008
Box 1 / Folder 8
Events and programs, Inter-Office event invitations and flyers, 1979-1985
Box 1 / Folder 9
Events and programs, Lectures, seminars and workshop flyers and brochures, 1960-1994
Box 1 / Folder 10
Faculty accomplishments report, 1993-1995
Box 1 / Folder 11
Faculty accomplishments report, 1995-1997
Box 1 / Folder 12
Faculty handbook, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 13
Faculty handbook, 1986
Box 1 / Folder 14
Faculty profile, circa 1985
Box 1 / Folder 15
History of the Nursing graduate program, circa 1978
Box 1 / Folder 16
Mission Statement for School of Nursing, undated
Box 1 / Folder 17
Research, List of published papers presentations and exhibits by graduates of nursing program, circa 1984
Box 1 / Folder 18
Research, List of theses and dissertations by graduates of nursing program, circa 1984
Box 1 / Folder 19
Research survey, Couples Coping with Lupis survey forms, undated
Box 1 / Folder 20
Surveys, Departmental chairperson completed questionnaire, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 21
Volunteers for School of Nursing manual, 1992

Series 9: Artifacts, undated
Box 1 / Piece 1
Felt banner (large), Kent State School of Nursing, undated
Box 1 / Piece 2
Felt banner (large), Kent State School of Nursing, undated
Box 2 / Piece 1
Nursing uniform, dress with Kent State University patch, undated
Box 2 / Piece 2
Nursing uniform, shirt, undated
Box 2 / Piece 3
Nursing uniform, pants, undated
Box 2 / Piece 4
Nursing uniform, two name tags, undated
Box 2 / Piece 5
Nursing uniform, cap, undated