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Janet Beaton fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
MSS 413
STEM Field: 
Nursing
Description: 
The fonds consists of material re: Canada/China Nursing Project; research material on China Mission; and conference papers and publications.
Biography/Administrative History: 
In 1969, Janet Beaton graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She later pursued a master’s degree majoring in maternal/infant nursing and in 1986 received her PhD in the same major at a time when attaining these higher level nursing degrees was uncommon. Beaton held various roles in the faculty of nursing at the University of Manitoba throughout her career including Dean of Nursing from 1992 to 1998 and Dean Emerita 2000. She demonstrated exemplary leadership at a time when nursing education was undergoing significant changes as the province transitioned from nursing diploma education located in hospitals to baccalaureate education in universities and colleges. In 1984, Beaton was a scholar-in-Residence, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, an extremely competitive, prestigious honour and as a result co-authored a highly regarded book, Life-death decisions in health care [...]
Date(s): 
1904-1995
Extent: 
2.84 m of textual records, 56 glass slides, 9 DVDs
Province: 
MB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Manitoba
Collection Contact: 
archives@umanitoba.ca 
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