First Anniversary of School of Nursing, 1954
Nursing activities, 1955
Capping ceremony, 1957
Class of 1957
I. Overview of the collection
Title: School of Nursing Records, 1956-
Creator: Barry University. School of Nursing
Location: 11 / 1-7
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
II. Historical note
The Barry University School of Nursing has its origin in the Barry College Nursing department which was established in Sept. 1953, with Sister Helen Margaret McGinley as Director of the Department and Sister Dorothy Browne as Academic Dean of Barry College. The first class to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree was in 1957. The National League for Nursing team visited the college in 1961 and accreditation was granted to the Department of Nursing in 1962. Continuing accreditation has been granted since then. In 1974, with the reorganization of Barry College, the Nursing Department became the School of Nursing and Dr. Judith Balcerski was named Dean. Major curriculum evaluation and revision led to continuing education programs, changes in the core curriculum, and eventually to different options, and higher degrees.
In 2002, the School of Nursing celebrated "50 Years of Excellence." Dr. Balcerski retired from Barry University in June, 2002, and was succeeded by Dr. Pegge Bell. In July, 2008, Dr. Bell was named Dean of the College of Health Sciences which included all the nursing programs and all the programs except biology from the former School of Natural and Health Sciences.
III. The Collection
This collection includes a detailed history of the School of Nursing, early correspondence between Barry College and the National League for Nursing, 1956-78; and numerous self-study reports. There are numerous leaflets and brochures describing the curriculum for the various degree programs in nursing. There are folders with information about nursing faculty, St. Francis-Barry Nursing Center, Caritas Award, and photographs of prominent Barry nursing alumnae. There is information about the Nurse Practitioner program, the Health Fairs, and the calendar entitled "Watercolor Images of Barry University," (in memory of Kathleen Papes, recently deceased member of the nursing faculty).
IV. Container List
Series A: General information
1 History of the School of Nursing
Alumni, general, 1982-
Alumni Correspondence, 1972-78
Alumnae at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, CA
Alumni Reunion 1957-1997: souvenir booklet 40 anniversary, 1997
Nursing Faculty: Sr. Judith A. Balcerski, Dean
Nursing Faculty: Dr. Pegge Bell, Dean, 2002-2012
Nursing Students, 1964-
Nursing Student policy manual, 1999-00
Publicity & Clippings
Sister De Chantal, Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph, Ohio, 1957
St. Francis-Barry Nursing Center, 1988-1990
Series B: Accreditation Files
2 Report for accreditation, 1956 July
Evaluation Report, 1961 May
National League for Nursing: correspondence, 1956-1978
Accreditation Visit, 1961 Nov.
Self-Evaluation report, 1970
Self-Study Report, 1976 Jan.
Accreditation visit, 1976 Feb.
3 Self-Study Report, 1984 Jan.
Self Study Report, 1991 Dec.
Self-Study Report, 1991 Dec.
Self-Study Report. Appendix, 1991 Dec.
Self Study Report, 1998 Aug.
Series C: Administrative Files
4 Agreement with Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1953-58
Agreement with Mercy Hospital, 1953-1966
Agreement with St. Francis Hospital, 1953-65
Agreement with St. Vincent Hospital, 1944-45
Agreement with Variety Children’s Hospital, 1957-67
Florida State Board of Health: correspondence, 1958-67
Florida State Board of Nursing: correspondence, 1955-57
Florida State Board of Nursing: correspondence, 1958-60
Florida State Board of Nursing: correspondence, 1961-67
5 Florida State Board of Nursing: correspondence, 1968-78
Florida State Board of Nursing: survey reports, 1954-71
Florida State Board of Nursing: survey reports, 1972
Florida State Board of Nursing: survey reports, 1973
Florida State Board of Nursing: survey reports, 1974
Florida State Board of Nursing: survey reports, 1975
Florida State Board of Nursing: semi-annual reports, 1955-62
Florida State Board of Nursing: semi-annual reports, 1963-69
Florida State Board of Nursing: recommendations, 1954-1971
Grants and Awards, 2003-
Series D: Academic Programs
Health Services Administration
Nurse Practitioner Program, 2005-
Primary care Program
PhD Nursing Program
Series E: Events
7 Events, general
50 years of excellence, 2002
Convocation Ceremony, 1974-88
Convocation Ceremony, 1989-91
Convocation Ceremony, 1992-
Health Fairs, 2002
University Jubilee celebration, 1988-1989
Series F: Publications
7 Contact, 1992-2002
Calendar Watercolor Images of Barry University, 2008
V. Administrative Information
Acquisition Information: Transfer, President’s Office; July 15, 1993
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research
Processed by: Sr. Arnold Benedetto. Revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2012
Preferred Citation: School of Nursing Records, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida