ERIC Number: ED409951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The First Seventy Years: Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Bryan Memorial Hospital, 1926-1996. A Seventieth Anniversary Publication.
Vontz, Marilyn J.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (BMHSN) and Bryan Memorial Hospital, in Nebraska, this monograph reviews the development and achievements of the school and hospital. Chapter 1 (1900-1919) provides a history of nursing in the early 20th century, while chapter 2 (1920-1929) describes the establishment of the hospital in 1920 and BMHSN in 1926. Chapter 3 (1930-1939) examines the effects of the Great Depression on nursing education in the country, the nursing school, and the hospital, while chapter 4 (1940-1949) discusses the impact of World War II on nursing, focusing on the demands to join the military nursing service and the resulting shortage of nurses. Chapter 5 (1950-1965) highlights developments during the 1950s and 1960s, focusing on the growth experienced by the hospital and school and the development of the associate degree in nursing through the community college. Chapter 6 (1966-1980) reviews the continued expansion of the school in the 1970's and national changes in health care, including the expansion and reorganization of the health care industry. Finally, chapter 7 (1981-1996) discusses the current situation of BMHSN and the impact of legislation governing the hospitalization of Medicare patients, the acute nursing shortage, alternative health insurance plans, and health care reform. Contains 333 references. Data on BMHSN enrollment and finances are included for each chapter. Appendixes provide data on nursing program enrollment in 1911; nursing schools in Nebraska; BMHSN application forms, graduates from 1929-96, and curriculum; and a graduate questionnaire. (TGI)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Lincoln, NE.