Celebrating The First Fifty Years: An Interpretive Essay

by Mary Huntley, Edna Thayer, & Linda Beer

Table of Contents

  • Introducing the Authors

  • Acknowledgements

  • Dedication

  • Prologue

  • Chapter 1. Embarking on a Journey

    • Dynamic Birth
    • Early Beginning
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2. Nurturing the Undergraduate Program

    • Journey to NLN Accreditation
    • 1972 to 2003
    • RN Track/Option
    • LPN Option
    • Accelerated Option
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Building the Graduate Program

    • Master's Program 1980's — 1992
    • Collaborative MSN Program with Metropolitan State
    • Approval and Implementation — 1994
    • Initial Accreditation — 1997
    • Continuing Accreditation — 2002
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Sharing Continuing Education

    • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Creating Learning Spaces and Places

    • College Campus Places
    • Dormitories
    • Clinical Settings
    • Technology and Distance Learning
    • Past, Present, and Future Learning Environments
  • Chapter 6. Celebrating Students

    • Admission, Enrollment, and Progression
    • Uniforms
    • Ceremonies, Convocations, and Celebrations
    • Nursing Clubs, Organizations, and Newsletters
    • Alumni Reflections
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7. Honoring Faculty

    • Recruitment and Retention
    • Evaluation
    • Faculty as Effective Teachers
    • Faculty as Scholars
    • Faculty as Learners
    • Faculty as Academic and Career Advisors to Students
    • Faculty and Service
    • Financial Resources
    • Faculty Reflections
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8. Valuing Administrative Leaders

    • College/University Presidents
    • Nursing Administrative Leaders
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9. Cherishing Supportive Partners

    • Summary
  • Chapter 10. Collaborating Through Grants and Research

    • Grants 1953-1978 — The First 25 Years
    • Grants 1978-2003 — The Second 25 Years
    • Summary Related to Grants
    • Research 1953-1978 — The First 25 Years
    • Research 1978-2003 — The Second 25 Years
    • Summary Related to Research
  • Epilogue

  • Appendices

    1. Faculty and Graduate Assistants
    2. Support Staff/Administrative Assistants
    3. Diploma/Baccalaureate Program Graduates
    4. Master's Program Graduates
    5. Scholarship and Award Recipients
    6. Statements of Philosophy and Conceptual Framework
    7. Chronological History
1953 NURSING 2003

DIVISION OF NURSING ~ SCHOOL OF NURSING

Copyright 2003 by Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

ISBN: 0-9729134-0-8
October, 2003