Repository: University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
Title: Barbara H. Dunn Papers
Physical Characteristics: .75 linear feet; 2 boxes
Collector: Barbara H. Dunn.
Barbara Hall Dunn, PhD, RN, CPNP, is a native of Winchester, Virginia. She completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1970, and a Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia in 1974. A decade later she obtained a Doctorate from the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a dissertation entitled: "National Certification as a Performance Measure: Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 1977-1982." Dr. Dunn has maintained a career-long involvement with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners since its organization in Chicago in 1973, serving in numerous positions, including that of President from 1975 to 1978. Dr. Dunn edited the journal Pediatric Nursing and was the founding editor for Nursing Economics. She was a clinical faculty member of both the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University schools of nursing, and at present serves as a policy consultant for issues relevant to nurse-practitioners.
Scope and Content
The bulk of the Dunn Papers concerns the origination, maintenance, and activities of the Barbara Brodie Scholars program of the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Named in honor of distinguished nursing scholar and University of Virginia faculty member (1970-2003) Barbara Brodie, the Brodie Scholars endowment funds scholarships for nurse practitioner and doctoral students at the University of Virginia. The program materials include advisory committee minutes, financial reports, newsletters, award criteria, and scholarship recipient statements.
Also represented in the Dunn Papers are graduate program essays and other materials relative to Dunn's doctorate, as well as a folder of miscellaneous items from Dunn's professional career. Promotional materials for the new journal Nursing Economics are included, as is a copy of a deposition by Dunn regarding the establishment and naming of the journal.
The Dunn Papers are divided among two manuscript boxes. The first box contains items from Dunn's educational and professional career, arranged by subject, while the second box contains exclusively materials relative to the Brodie Scholars program and Dr. Barbara Brodie, also arranged by subject heading.
BARBARA H. DUNN: MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS CONCERNING DR. DUNN'S PROFESSIONAL LIFE AS A PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER.
1973-1991 Box-Folder: 01-001
BARBARA H. DUNN: VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL PROGRAM PAPERS.
1980-85 Box-Folder: 01-002
NURSING ECONOMICS: PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
1983, 1984, 2008, n.d. Box-Folder: 01-003
NURSING ECONOMICS: DEPOSITION OF BARBARA H. DUNN IN THE CIVIL SUIT OF THE MEDICAL ECONOMICS COMPANY VS. ANTHONY J. JANNETTI, INC., PUBLISHER OF NURSING ECONOMICS.
1984/03/14 Box-Folder: 01-004
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: ENDOWMENT FUND: ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES.
1988-200 Box-Folder: 02-001
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: ENDOWMENT FUND: ESTABLISHMENT, MAINTENANCE.
1988-2008 Box-Folder: 02-002
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: ENDOWMENT FUND: FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND REPORTS.
1989-2012 Box-Folder: 02-003
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: ENDOWMENT FUND: NEWSLETTER.
1990-1999 Box-Folder: 02-004
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: ENDOWMENT: PRINTED MATERIALS.
1988-2000 Box-Folder: 02-005
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: SELECTION CRITERIA, APPLICATIONS.
1989-2010, n.d. Box-Folder: 02-006
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.
1990-2012 Box-Folder: 02-007
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT UPDATES.
1998-99 Box-Folder: 02-008
BARBARA BRODIE SCHOLARS: SEMINAR PROGRAM.
1990-98, n.d. Box-Folder: 02-009
BARBARA BRODIE: RETIREMENT, AWARD NOMINATIONS.
1997-2003 Box-Folder: 02-010
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Barbara H. Dunn Papers
Processed by Henry K. Sharp in 2013.