Date of Award


Degree Name

Educational Leadership


College of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Ronald B. Childress

Second Advisor

Sandra S. Bowles

Third Advisor

Jack E. Yeager

Fourth Advisor

Jacqueline Stemple

Fifth Advisor

John Andes


Nursing, as a discipline, is relatively the university setting in higher education. It was not until the Brown committee published its report in Nursing for the Future (1948) that professional nursing education was strongly urged to position itself within higher education. The report also stipulated specific collegiate preparation and professional experience to qualify nurses for faculty positions.

The 1950’s saw the rapid development of associate degree nursing programs primarily within community and junior colleges. With this new technical nursing program now housed in institutions of higher education, the America Nurses’ Association (1965) published a position paper supporting rapid movement toward collegiate-based programs for all of nursing education. Since that time there has been a steady increase in the number of associate degree nursing programs (ADN) programs and baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) programs accompanied by a concomitant decrease in hospital-based diploma programs (Montag, 1975).


The University of West Virginia College of Graduate Studies became the WV Graduate College in 1992 and was subsequently merged with Marshall University in 1997.


Nursing – Study and teaching (Associate degree)

Nursing – Study and teaching.

Nursing schools – Faculty.