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Duke University Medical Center Archives

Archive-It Partner Since: Jul, 2017

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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The Duke University Medical Center Archives (DUMCA) actively collects the official records of the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) and Duke University Health System (DUHS) departments and divisions, including a variety of materials that provide evidence of business, interests, and activities through the years. The The World Wide Web is home to many institutional and organizational records related to those collecting efforts. The DUMCA's Archive-It collections insure that these important digital resources are preserved and continue to be available to the public.

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Duke University School of Nursing

Archived since: Jul, 2017


A collection of websites documenting the Duke University School of Nursing (SON) web presence. The SON was created by Duke University's School of Medicine's first dean, Wilburt Cornell Davison. In 1930, he recruited Bessie Baker to become the first dean of the School of Nursing. Baker served as dean, instructor, recruiter, and hospital liaison at Duke University. In 1931, Baker recruited and selected the first students to enroll in the new three-year diploma program. In 1938, the school began awarding baccalaureate degrees to students who completed two years of college along with the nursing curricula. In 1953, a four-year professional program in nursing leading to the bachelor of nursing degree was established. In 1958, a graduate program to prepare clinical nurse specialists began. This master's program, which prepared advanced practitioners for clinical practice, was the forerunner of graduate nursing programs nationally. Today, the School of Nursing offers a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, joint master's degrees, and a post-master's certificate in a variety of majors preparing students as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse administrators, and clinical research managers.

Subject:   Science & Health Universities & Libraries

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