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Name of Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Nursing.
Title:College of Nursing Records
Date:1962-1999
Reference Code:A18
Location Code:25/2-3, 34/3
Extent:30.50 cubic ft. (32 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The records of the Northeastern University College of Nursing span the years 1962-1997, the bulk covering 1970-1979. The records primarily document the activities of the college's administration and faculty. Records include committee records including minutes, correspondence, and memoranda, curricular records, accreditation records, meeting minutes, correspondence, annual, project, and accreditation reports, program proposals, grant proposals, publications, theses, and realia.
Historical Abstract:The Northeastern University (NU) College of Nursing opened in 1964 with two programs: a three-year cooperative associate degree program and a five-year cooperative bachelor's degree program. The program was supported by Massachusetts General, Beth Israel, and Children's hospitals. The college's associate degree program was accredited in 1968 and the bachelor's degree program in 1972. Answering the demand for continuing education opportunities, the College of Nursing established a Licensed Practical Nurse-Associate Degree Program in 1969 with federal funding from a three-year training grant. The Nurse Practitioner Program was established in 1972 when the college undertook administration of the program at Bunker Hill Health Center, but was terminated in 1982 because of discontinued federal support. In 1979, the College phased out its associate degree program. In January 1989, the graduate nursing program at Boston University was transferred to NU. In 1997, the College of Nursing merged with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and became the School of Nursing.
Language and Scripts:This collection is entirely in English.
System of Arrangement: Organized into 7 series: 1. Annual Reports; 2. Committee Records; 3. Program Records; 4. Subject Files; 5. Publications; 6. Theses; and 7. Realia.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Voss, Charlotte
  • Long, Juanita O.
  • Zungolo, Eileen

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Nursing

  • Education, Cooperative
  • Nursing--Study and teaching
  • Federal aid to nursing education
  • 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.
Technical Access:There are 10 3½ inch PC-formatted computer diskettes in the collection; Archives staff tested and were able to open the files on all the diskettes.
Finding Aids:

Boston-Bouvé College records (M41).

Processor: Finding aid prepared by Maria Estorino, August 1997; updated by Hanna Clutterbuck, October 2010; updated by Caitlin Birch, February 2014