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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1969 October; 57(4): 362–367.
PMCID: PMC200865

Trends in Nursing Education and the School of Nursing Librarian *

Kathryn M. Smith, Ed.D., Dean and Professor


The history of nursing education in America is briefly told, with the growth of education in institutions of higher learning emphasized. Two trends in nursing education are paralleled by similar developments in nursing literature. The growth of scholarship in nursing is also noted. It is pointed out that nursing is a discipline in its own right, and that training for leadership is required. Continuing education programs are mentioned, together with the increase in nursing literature. Integrated libraries for the health sciences are recommended.

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