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Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing (Montclair, NJ) records

MC 158

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing.
Title:
Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing (Montclair, NJ) records
Date [inclusive]:
1932-2008
Call Number:
MC 158
Extent:
11 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains the records of Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing in Montclair, New Jersey. Materials include yearbooks, curriculum books, faculty minutes, and other administrative records.
Cite as:
Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing (Montclair, NJ) records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The idea for The Mountainside Hospital began when Mrs. Margaret Jane Powers witnessed the fall of a small child from a third-floor window. She was horrified to learn that the child needed to be transported to Newark, the closest hospital, at least 5 miles away. The cottage hospital opened in 1891 with 38 patients treated in the first month. The first school of nursing began with a two-year program in 1894 and a class of three students. Information in the course of study included acting in an emergency, cooking, serving of foods, and a systematic course of training. It transitioned to a three-year program in 1929. To 1984, a total of 2,370 students graduated.

The Alumnae Association of the School of Nursing was started in 1905. A Sick Nurses Fund began, and in 1937, the Alumnae Association owned and incorporated the Montclair Registry to assign nurses to private duty cases offering 24-hour service. These activities were funded by many benefits such as ball games, plays, bake sales, and the like. The Alumnae Association hosted the graduating class, established a scholarship fund, and threw children’s Christmas parties, among other activities.

Scope and Contents

Information contained in this collection includes memoirs of students and didactic nursing materials. Additional information concerning the founding of the hospital and the Alumnae Association, as well as of the historical evolution of the city of Montclair from a township to the current city is included. The hospital and the school of nursing were important parts of this evolution. NLN self-surveys and their remedies included in this collection are examples of the administration and management of the school of nursing. A collection of year books from 1947 to 2010, Curriculum Books from 1996 to 2008, and Planned Program of Studies from 1998 to 2005 are included.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Ostroff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Juliette Ratner, 2010.

Processing Information note

This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is given here. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Montclair (N.J.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Collection Inventory

Preliminary Inventory.

Box

Faculty Development Committee Files, 1985-1995.

MNTS.0001

Policies, 1950-1968.

MNTS.0001

Philosophy and Objectives.

MNTS.0001

Constitution.

MNTS.0001

Job Descriptions.

MNTS.0001

Policies.

MNTS.0001

Student Guidebook, a procedure manual.

MNTS.0001

Clinical Coordinating Committee Files, 1987-1989.

MNTS.0001

St. Vincent's Nursing Home Clinical Experience.

MNTS.0001

Nursing Spring 102-Spring 1989.

MNTS.0001

Nursing 201.

MNTS.0001

Clinical Coordinating Committee, 1987-1989.

MNTS.0001

Faculty Handbooks, 1998-1999, 1999-2001, 2003, 2004-1905.

MNTS.0001

Faculty Committee Files, 1973-1986.

MNTS.0001

Student Faculty Coordinating Committee Files, 1990-1994.

MNTS.0001

Board of Nursing Survey Results (NJ), 1950-1985.

MNTS.0001

Study Books, 1977-1983.

MNTS.0001

Training School Committee Minutes, 1932-1935 and undated.

MNTS.0001

School of Nursing Minutes, 1953-1954.

MNTS.0001

Reports to Nursing School Committee, November 1938-May 1943.

MNTS.0001

Reports to Nurses Activities Committee, June 1943-May 1947.

MTNS.0001

Report of Survey of the Educational Program in Nursing of Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing Montclair, NJ, National Nurse Accrediting Service, May 15-20, 1950.

MNTS.0001

Report of Survey of the Educational Program in Nursing of Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing Montclair, New Jersey, January 10-15, 1955.

MNTS.0001

Library Committee Minutes, 1973-1986.

MNTS.0001

Faculty Minutes, 1950-1959, 1978-December 1984, 1986-1991, 1998-1999.

MNTS.0002

Faculty Minutes, 1999-2004.

MNTS.0003

Secy's Reports, October 1948-June 1952, September-June 1955, September 1958-May 1959.

MNTS.0003

Nurses Activities, 1950-1963.

MNTS.0003

Misc. School of Nursing materials.

MNTS.0003

Why A Cap? Presented to the Nursing Profession by J.B. Lippincott Company.

MNTS.0003

Student Guidebook (Handbook), 1960, 1963-1964, 1967-1969, 1972, 1974-75, 1978, 1980-1993, 1995, 2010.

MNTS.0004

Yearbooks, 1947, 1949, 1950-1956, 1958-1959.

MNTS.0004

Yearbooks, 1960-1980.

MNTS.0005

Yearbooks, 1981-2010.

MNTS.0006

Curriculum Books, 1996-1997 - 2005-2006.

MNTS.0007

Curriculum Book (part 2), 2007-2008.

MNTS.0008

Curriculum Files.

MNTS.0008

Nursing Courses, 2007.

MNTS.0008

Pharmacology, N 120, N 121, N 210, N220, N230.

MNTS.0008

Planned Program of Studies, 1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2004-2005.

MNTS.0008

Accreditation Files.

Box
MNTS.0008
Box

Interim Evaluation (NLN), September 1985.

MNTS.0008

Self Evaluation Report (NLN), 1968, 1974, 1981, 1989, 1997.

MNTS.0008

Study Book, 1995-2001.

MNTS.0008

Printed Matter.

Box

School of Nursing Brochures, 1997-1998, 1999, 2000-2001, 2002, 2004-2005, and 2006.

MNTS.0009

School of Nursing prospectus: 1930, 1931, 1936-1937, 1939-1940, 1944, undated with pricing annotations , 1948, 1950-1951, 1953-1956, 1958-1959, undated, 1964-1975, 1977-1988; Oral history, undated, 1997, 2005.

MNTS.0009

White Caps, 1948.

MNTS.0009

Graduation Breakfast, 1993-2000.

MNTS.0009

Commencement, 1940, 1983, 1985-1986, 1988, 1992-1998, 2000-2010.

MNTS.0009

Capping Ceremony, 1990.

MNTS.0009

School of Nursing Centennial, records, mementos.

MNTS.0009

List of students and student information.

MNTS.0009

Press clippings.

MNTS.0009

School information.

MNTS.0009

Heritage of Caring by Carlisle, Robert D. B. A centennial history of the Mountainside Hospital.

MNTS.0009

School of Nursing Newsletters.

MNTS.0009

History.

MNTS.0009

Misc. school brochures.

MNTS.0009

Alumnae Assn. History 1905-.

MNTS.0009

Nursing History of Lillian Sweeney 1892-1941. Class of 1894.

MNTS.0009

Sample of post graduate course circa 1900 at Chicago School of Nursing.

MNTS.0009

Scrapbooks.

Box

Scrapbook Class of 1973 (red cover).

MNTS.0010

Scrapbook, Class of 1975 (green cover).

MNTS.0010

History of nursing illustrations and current issues concerning nursing practice and the future.

MNTS.0010

Photos.

Box

Large red photo album w/ black/white photos. Many photocopies on both sides of self adhesive pages., 1950s-1960s?.

MNTS.0010

Loose photos/slides (in envelopes).

MNTS.0010

Mockups for printing, unsorted.

MNTS.0010

100TH Anniversary mementos, 1992.

MNTS.0011

Letters from the White House, Governor Of New Jersey, New Jersey General Assembly, and Senate of the State of New Jersey.

MNTS.0011

Scrapbooks of classes of 1963 and 1966.

MNTS.0011
Box

N100 Course book, 2010-2014.

MNTS.0012

N110 Course book, 2010-2014.

MNTS.0012

N111 Course book, 2011-2014.

MNTS.0012

N120 Course book, 2010-2015.

MNTS.0012

N121 Course book, 2010-2014.

N210 Course book, 2010-2015.
Box
MNTS.0012

N220 Course book, 2011-2015.

MNTS.0012

N230 Course book, 2010-2016.

MNTS.0012

Class of 2015 exit interview.

MNTS.0012

Class of 2016 exit interview.

MNTS.0012

N100 Course meeting minutes, 2013-2014.

MNTS.0013

N110 Course meeting minutes, 2010-2014.

MNTS.0013

N120 Course meeting minutes, 2011-2015.

MNTS.0013

N210 Course meeting minutes, 2010-2015.

MNTS.0013

N220 Course meeting minutes, 2011-2015.

MNTS.0013

N230 Course meeting minutes, 2011-2015.

MNTS.0013

Evaluation committee minutes, 2011-2012.

MNTS.0013

Evaluation committee minutes, 2014.

MNTS.0013

Admission promotions minutes, 2011-2014.

MNTS.0013

N100 Essential Skills in Nursing Sim Lab.

MNTS.0014

N110 Fundamentals of Nursing Sim Lab.

MNTS.0014

N220 Nursing Care of the Adult II Sim Lab.

MNTS.0014

N230 Transition into Nursing Practice Sim Lab.

MNTS.0014

Skills Checklist by Course.

MNTS.0014

ATI Mentoring Gradates, 2013.

MNTS.0014

Comprehensive Predictor/NCLEX Pilot, 2013.

MNTS.0014

Program Evaluation Tools, 2013.

MNTS.0014

Student Guidebook.

MNTS.0014

Evaluation Form Book.

MNTS.0014

Coordinator’s Meeting, Minutes, 2014-2015.

MNTS.0014

Commencement Class of 2016, June 8, 2016.

MNTS.0014

Planned Program of Study, 2009.

MNTS.0015

Planned Program of Study, 2010-2013.

MNTS.0015

(Various) Committee Minutes, 2012-2015.

MNTS.0015

Self-Study Report for Continuing Education, 2013.

MNTS.0015

Systematic Plan of Evaluation, 2013.

MNTS.0015

Composite photos of the Class of 2015 and Class of 2016.

MNTS.0015

Graduation Disks (commencement and yearbook photos), c. 2008-2016.

MNTS.0015

Yearbooks, 2000, 2015, 2016.

MNTS.0015

6 diplomas.

MNTS.0015

Relocation and Closing, 2016-2017.

MNTS.0015

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