Dean of the School of Nursing Records
Scope and Contents
- 1906 - 2021
- Dean of the School of Nursing (Organization)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Preliminary planning for the new School of Nursing building began in the fall of 1966. In 1967, funds for the building were appropriated by the General Assembly enabling the architect to compete the final drawings. Construction began on July 2, 1968 and the building was officially opened for use on October 5, 1969.
In 1967, the School of Nursing received formal approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing to become the eighth baccalaureate program in nursing in the state and the first whose curriculum was initially design with an upper division major in nursing. In 1970, the School of Nursing received full accreditation from the National League for Nursing.
The following year, in 1971, the first male student was admitted to the Nursing School.
In 1976, a Masters of Science in Nursing degree program was established at the Nursing School. In 2005, the School of Nursing created a Ph.D. program in Nursing.
In March 1985, Dr. Eloise R. Lewis retired after serving over 19 years as the first Dean of the School of Nursing. She was replaced by Dr. Patricia Chamings as Dean of the School of Nursing in September 1985. In 1990, Dr. Charming's retired. Dr. Lynne G. Pearcey replaced her and has been serving as Dean of the School of Nursing since 1991.
23.60 Linear Feet (50 boxes)
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This collection contains correspondence, annual reports, newsletters, memorandums, meeting minutes, emails, reports, notes, scrapbooks, brochures, audio reels, and an archive of the department's website which document the activities of the Office of the Dean and the history of the School of Nursing from 1906-2019 with a majority of the documents focusing from 1966 to 2010.
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- Dean of the School of Nursing Records
- Sean A. Mulligan
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