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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 53.41

Title

Roberta K. Olson Papers

Creator

Roberta K. Olson

Dates

1936-2014

Extent

3.0 linear feet (3 records center boxes), electronic records, moving image materials, photographs

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item. Roberta K. Olson Papers. UA 53.41. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Roberta K. Olson was dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University from 1994 to 2013. This collection is composed of materials related to her tenure at Dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. Included are reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, presentations, notes, writings, and photographs.

Biographical Note

Roberta K. Olson was named dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University in 1994. During her tenure, she increased the number of entering students each year from 136 to 304. The number of graduate students more than doubled. She established an online master’s degree program in 2002 and started a Ph.D. program in nursing in 2005, and a doctor or nursing practice degree program in 2009.

Dean Olson holds bachelors and master’s degrees in nursing from South Dakota State University. She earned a doctorate in organization and administration of higher education from Saint Louis University. She received the Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Dean Olson conducted research in Nursing Science, Allied Health Science and Medical Science Nursing.

Contents Note

The Roberta K. Olson papers are composed of materials related to her tenure at Dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. Included are reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, presentations, notes, writings, and photographs.

Related Resources

College of Nursing records, UA 12. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Bibliography

The mentor connection in nursing, by Connie Vance and Roberta K. Olson.
Publisher: New York: Springer Publishing Company, c1998
Call number: RT86.45.M46 1998

Mentorship in nursing: a collection of research abstracts with selected bibliographies, 1977-1992 by Robert K. Olson and Connie Nicodemus Vance.
Publisher: Houston, Texas: University of Texas Printing Services, 1993
Call number: RT86.45.O437 1993

College of Nursing history, 1935-2015, Carol Jean Peterson, Marge Hegge, Linda Kropenski, Robert K. Olson, and Sylvia Pickard compilers, 2015.
Publisher: Brookings, South Dakota: publisher not identified
Call number: S537.S6 C64 2015

Key Words

Olson, Robert K.

South Dakota State University. College of Nursing.

Container List

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Roberta K. Olson Papers Container List. UA 53.41

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Advances Nursing Practice: Role Introduction and Issues (South Dakota State University Nurs 610), Fall 19981998
12American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Graduate Nurse Practitioner1994
13American Nurses Association Curriculum Committee1994
14Career Lattice On Line Nursing DVD (50 minutes), October 11, 20042004
15College of Nursing Awards Banquet script2011
16College of Nursing Facts1971
17College of Nursing Facts Book1984-1985
18College of Nursing History at South Dakota State University1981, 1994, 1999
19College of Nursing Long Range Plan, Avenues for Academic Excellence1988-1989
110College of Nursing Partnership with Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems2008
111College of Nursing Powerpoint Presentation, July 2004 (1 CD-ROM)2004
112College of Nursing South Dakota State University Setting Paper1989
113College of Nursing White Coat Ceremony Programs, Script (1 CD-ROM)2010-2013
114Comparison Study Between a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner2005
115Correspondence1998-2008
116Correspondence: Legislators (State, National)1989-1991
117Curriculum Workshop Synopsis1978
118Dean's Distinguished Luncheon March 16, 2000 (25 Color photographs, 25 Color negatives)2000
119Envisioning New Ways to Prepare Graduate Nurses to Meet Demand, August 24, 20072007
120Family Nurse Practitioner Program History1990-1991
121Four Future Scenarios for South Dakota Nurses2001
122Graduate Neonatal Nurse Practitioner1989-1997
123Hardin Report on Health Science Education in South Dakota1971
124History of Nursingundated
125Inaugural Celebration of the Ph.D. in Nursing (invitation, program, script)2005
126Legislative action1988-1989
127Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 1996-2001
128Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: General information1987-1995
129Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Proposal1991, 2003
130Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Report2001, 2006
131Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Requests for information1991
133Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Sioux Valley Hospital1995
132Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Sioux Valley Hospital1990-1994
134Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Sioux Valley Hospital1996-1997
135Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Sioux Valley Hospital1999-2001
136Newspaper Clippings1981
22Newspaper Clippings2007
23Newspaper Clippings2008
24Newspaper Clippings2009
137Newspaper Clippings1991-1999
138Newspaper Clippings2000-2003
21Newspaper Clippings2004-2006
25Newspaper Clippings2010-2014
26Newspaper Clippingsundated
27Nurse Practitioner1993-1997
28Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Joint Class University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University1996-1997
210Nursing Education Opportunities in South Dakota2000-2004
29Nursing Education Practice and Retention Grant: A Statewide Partnership to Prepare Nurse Educators, Final Report 2005-20092009
211Nursing Home Administrator's Educational Programs: Report1970
212Nursing Scholarship1936-2002
216Nursing Students Roles in I-29 Accident1996
213Nursing: South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota2001-2003
214Nursing: South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota, History, Conflicts1985-1987
215Nursing: South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota, Merge Nursing2002-2008
217Pathways for Upward Mobility in Nursing Education in South Dakotaundated
218Photographs1998-2008, undated
219Physician Assistant Study Program: University of South Dakota1994-1996, 1998, 2003, 2010-2011
220Presentation on Articulation1997
221Seamless Articulation2004
35Simulation Laboratory U.S.D.S.U. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony2006
222South Dakota Board of Regents Agenda Items: Committee on Academic and Student Affairs2001, 2003
223South Dakota Consortium Colleagues in Caring Project1999
225South Dakota Consortium Colleagues in Caring Project: Reports1999
224South Dakota Consortium Colleagues in Caring Project: Reports1997-1998
31South Dakota Consortium Colleagues in Caring Project: Reports2000-2003
32South Dakota Consortium Colleagues in Caring Project: White Papers1997-2002
33South Dakota State University 125th Anniversary Celebration2006
34South Dakota State University Summary of Faculty Awards2002
36Statewide Project for Nursing and Nursing Education Final Report, June 30, 19881989
37Student Work: Reminiscing Through the Years, The History of Finley Hospital School of Nursing, 1978; History of Nursing, M.L. Fole, 19401940, 1978
310University of South Dakota Nursing2009
311University of South Dakota Nursing2010
312University of South Dakota Nursing2011
38University of South Dakota Nursing1990-1995
39University of South Dakota Nursing2005, 2007-2008
313University of South Dakota Nursing: Articulation Agreement1988
314University of South Dakota Nursing: Associate Degree Closing1985-1990
315University of South Dakota Nursing: Associate Degree to Baccalaureate1994-1999
316University of South Dakota Nursing: Beginnings1995-1996
317University of South Dakota Nursing: Courses1993-1997, 2000
318University of South Dakota Nursing: School of Medicine1992-2011
319Work Force Planning and the University System: South Dakota Board of Regents Planning Session, August 8-10, 20012001
320Writings: Clinical Academic Partnership Mutual Ownership for Clinical Learning by Roberta K. Olson, et. al.2010

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2018 February 12