Records of the Nursing Studies Unit, later the Department of Nursing, University of Nottingham; 1970s-1996

Scope and Content

The collection contains a small amount of material relating to the teaching of nursing at the University of Nottingham during the time that Nursing came under the remit of the Medical School.

The archive includes records of the governance of the undergraduate degree course in Nursing, from the beginning of the course in 1990 until 1996 and ephemeral printed material including newspaper clippings, photographs and programmes for events.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Nottingham School of Nursing has its origins in the Nursing Studies Unit which opened at Nottingham in the 1970s. In 1989 a Department of Nursing was established at the University as part of the Medical School, allowing students to study nursing as a degree subject. The first twenty students for the new degree entered the department in October 1990. With the creation of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing became a separate school. As of 2014 the Division of Nursing sits in the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Records have been grouped by function then arranged in series within those groupings.

Access Information

The majority of the collection is accessible to all registered readers but records containing information on the academic careers of individual students or staff members are closed to general access for a period of up to 100 years from date of creation. Please contact the department for further advice.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Online: Detailed description available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

The records were retained by the University of Nottingham Medical School until being transferred to Manuscripts and Special Collections in October 2012.

Related Material

Records of the University of Nottingham Medical School, part of the Queen's Medical Centre; 1942-2002 (UAF1)