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Guide to the Mary Thomson Champagne Records, 1979-2016 (AR.0084)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Mary Thomson Champagne. Champagne was the dean at Duke University's School of Nursing from 1991 to 2004. Types of materials include correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, reports, charts, speeches, brochures, presentations, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, evaluation forms, curriculum vitae, survey results, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2016.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0084
Title
Mary Thomson Champagne Records
Date
1979-2016
Creator
Champagne, Mary Thomson.
Extent
13.5 Linear Feet (9 cartons) and 1.93 GB
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains the professional papers of Mary Thomson Champagne, former Dean of Duke University's School of Nursing. Types of materials include correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, reports, charts, speeches, brochures, presentations, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, evaluation forms, curriculum vitae, survey results, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2016.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Administrative Records, 1982-2016; Academic Programs and Partnerships, 1979-2016; Digital Files, 1994-2016.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).

Contains Records of the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Medical Center. These include minutes and supporting documentation of the Board, its Executive Committee, standing and ad hoc committees, reports, studies, and the like presented solely to the Board. Records which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, of the Medical Center Board of Trustees.

Contains materials restricted at the folder level, in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Materials in box 9 are restricted and can only be accessed with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Administrative Records, 1981-2016

Series Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, grant reports, charts, speeches, brochures, presentations, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, and budgets pertaining to Duke's School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1981 to 2016.

Committees and Boards, 1999-2004

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and agendas relating to committees and boards that Champagne participated on as Dean of the School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1999 to 2004.

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

Appointment, Promotion, Tenure Committee, 1999-2004
Box 1
Chancellor Senior Staff Meeting 2001, July 2001-December 2001
Box 1
Chancellor Senior Staff Meeting 2002 (Folder 1 of 2), January 2002-March 2002
Box 1
Chancellor Senior Staff Meeting 2002 (Folder 2 of 2), April 2002-November 2002
Box 1
Chancellor Senior Staff Meeting 2003, January 2003-November 2003
Box 1
Chancellor Senior Staff Meeting 2004, January 2004-May 2004
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2000 (Folder 1 of 2), January 2000-March 2000
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2000 (Folder 2 of 2), April 2000-December 2000
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2001 (Folder 1 of 2), January 2001-May 2001
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2001 (Folder 2 of 2), September 2001-December 2001
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2002 (Folder 1 of 3), January 2002-April 2002
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2002 (Folder 2 of 3), May 2002-September 2002
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2002 (Folder 3 of 3), October 2002-December 2002
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2003 (Folder 1 of 2), January 2003-April 2003
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2003 (Folder 2 of 2), April 2003-December 2003
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2004 (Folder 1 of 2), January 2004-March 2004
Box 1
Dean's Cabinet 2004 (Folder 2 of 2), March 2004-May 2004
Box 2
Medical Center Executive Committee 2000, September 2000-December 200
Box 2
Medical Center Executive Committee 2001 (Folder 1 of 2), January 2001-May 2001
Box 2
Medical Center Executive Committee 2001 (Folder 2 of 2), July 2001-December 2001
Box 2
Medical Center Executive Committee 2002, January 2002-December 2002
Box 2
Medical Center Executive Committee 2003, January 2003-December 2003
Box 2
Medical Center Executive Committee 2004, January 2004-May 2004
Box 2

Financial Records, 1981-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains budgets, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, evaluation forms, charts, and notes pertaining to Duke's School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1981 to 2016.

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

Budget Meetings, 1999-2004
Box 2
Building Fund Campaign, undated
Box 2
Correspondence: DUSON Closing, 1981-1987
Box 2
Correspondence: DUSON Reserve Fund, 1995
Box 2
Duke Endowment: DUSON Building and Program Support, 2002-2005
Box 2
Estimated Budget, 1986
Box 2
Financial History Notes, 2016
Box 2
Financial and Logistical Highlights, 2004
Box 2
Financial Status Report, 2002
Box 2
Subvention Agreement, 1994, 1998, 2004
Box 2

Plans and Reports, 1991-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains reports, charts, correspondence, and notes relating to the planning and expansion of Duke School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1991 to 2016.

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

Assessment Report, 2003
Box 2
Expansion Study: Program Analysis Final Draft, 2001-2002
Box 2
External Review: Reports, 1999
Box 2
External Review: Visit Documentation, 1999
Box 2
Long Range Plan Progress Report, 1993
Box 2
Long Range Plan: Progress Reports, 1995-1998
Box 2
Progress Reports, 1994-2004, undated
Box 2
Report to President Brodhead, 2004
Box 2
Strategic Plan, 1991-1995
Box 3
Strategic Plan, circa 1997
Box 3
Strategic Plan, 2000
Box 3
Strategic Plan: FY2001 (Folder 1 of 2), 2000-2001
Box 3
Strategic Plan: FY2001 (Folder 2 of 2), 2000-2001
Box 3
Strategic Plan: FY2001-2002 Initiatives (Folder 1 of 2), 2000-2001
Box 3
Strategic Plan: FY2001-2002 Initiatives (Folder 2 of 2), 2000-2001
Box 3
Strategic Plan Notes, 2016
Box 3
TRAC Center, 2002
Box 3

Presentations, 1994-2009

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains presentations and notes of presentations given by Champagne. Materials range in date from 1994 to 2009.

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Meeting: Establishing a Nurse Anesthesia Program, 2001
Box 3
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Meeting: Reconvened National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 2001-2003
Box 3
Conversation with the Chancellor: Chancellor Snyderman's Visit, 2003
Box 3
Duke Hospital Symposium: The Environment; 2002-2007-External Changes, Opportunities and Threats, circa 2003
Box 3
Executive Committee of the Medical School: School of Nursing Strategic Plan, 2000
Box 3
Expansion Concept Presentation to the Chancellor's Senior Staff, 2001
Box 3
Faculty Retreat: Research, Teaching, and Service, 2003
Box 3
Medical Center Faculty Talk: School of Nursing Update, 2002
Box 3
Medical Center Faculty: School of Nursing Update, 2004
Box 3
NC Medical Society Talk, 2002
Box 3
New Building Presentation to Committee on Facilities and Environment, 2002
Box 3
On the Road to Promotion/Tenure, undated
Box 3
Presentation to Faculty on Budget, 2002
Box 3
School of Nursing Advisory Board: Update, 2002-2003
Box 3
School of Nursing Alumni Reunion, 2002
Box 3
State of the School of Nursing, 2002
Box 3
Testimony before the Primary Care Committee of the Health Planning Commission, 1994
Box 3

Other Records, 1986-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, grant reports, charts, speeches, and brochures pertaining to the administration of Duke's School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1986 to 2016.

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

Appointment to Dean Publicity, 1990-1991
Box 3
Correspondence: Congratulation Letters on Appointment as Dean, 1990-1991
Box 3
Dean Search Committee, 1997-1998
Box 3
Dean's Office Manual, 1992
Box 3
Duke Alumni Newsletters, 1991-2004
Box 3
DUSON; 2001, 2001
Box 3
DUSON; 2003, 2003
Box 3
DUSON; 2004, 2004
Box 3
DUSON; Early Recruitment Ads, 1993, undated
Box 3
DUSON; Faculty, 2001-2010
Box 3
DUSON; First Annual Nursing Research Conference 1992, Jan-92
Box 3
DUSON; Graduates 1991-2004, 1991-2006
Box 3
DUSON: HRSA Grant, 2003
Box 3
DUSON; Handbooks 2002-2003, 2002-2003
Box 3
DUSON; News Articles-School Growth, 1995-2004
Box 3
DUSON; Photos (Folder 1 of 5), 1986-1988
Box 3
DUSON; Photos (Folder 2 of 5), 1991-1995
Box 3
DUSON; Photos (Folder 3 of 5), 1996-1999
Box 4
DUSON; Photos (Folder 4 of 5), 2001-2006
Box 4
DUSON; Photos Folder (5 of 5), undated
Box 4
DUSON; Research, 1994-2004
Box 4
DUSON; Students, 1986-2004
Box 4
DUSON; TRAC Center Directory, 2001-2002
Box 4
DUSON; TRAC Grant, 2000
Box 4
DUSON; TRAC Grant 2001-2009 (Folder 1 of 2), 2000-2004
Box 4
DUSON; TRAC Grant 2001-2009 (Folder 2 of 2), 2000-2004
Box 4
DUSON; TRAC Grant Pilot, 2005, undated
Box 4
Graduation Speeches, 1994-2003, undated
Box 4
Informational Material for Chancellor Dzau's Visit to SON, 2004
Box 4
Jody Clipp; Associate Dean for Research, 2001-2016
Box 4
New Building, 2006, undated
Box 4
New Building Information Guide, 2007
Box 4
Not Seeking Second Term as Dean Speech, undated
Box 4
Oral History Interview Transcript, 2009
Box 4
President Nan Keohane Correspondence, 1993-2002
Box 4
Ralph Snyderman Correspondence, 1997
Box 4
Reappointment as Dean, 1998-2000, 2007
Box 4
Retirement as Dean, 2003-2004
Box 4
Retirement as Dean Clippings, 2003-2004
Box 4
School of Nursing Brochures, 2003-2005, undated
Box 4
School of Nursing Dean Nomination, 1989-2000
Box 4
School of Nursing Renovation Notes, 2016
Box 4
Willard Budzinski; Associate Dean Finance, 1994-1999
Box 4

2. Academic Programs and Partnerships, 1979-2016

Series Scope and Contents: Contains floorplans, reports, correspondence, clippings, notes, presentations, photographs, grant applications, curriculum vitae, meeting minutes, newsletters, charts, budgets, and a handbook pertaining to the creation and administration of academic programs at Duke's School of Nursing and partnerships with community organizations. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2016.

ABSN Degree, 1979-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains floorplans, reports, correspondence, clippings, notes, presentations, a uniform patch, photographs, grant applications, curriculum vitae, meeting minutes, and a handbook pertaining to the implementation and administration of the ABSN degree program. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2016.

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

ABSN Degree Proposal, 2001
Box 4
ABSN: Ninth Street North Floorplan, 2003
Box 4
Academic Council Approval, 2001
Box 4
Approval Process; Academic Priorities, 2001-2002
Box 4
Chancellor Snyderman Letter of Support, 2001
Box 4
Clippings, 2001-2005, undated
Box 4
Discovery Lab, 2002, undated
Box 4
Establishing the ABSN Program Notes, 2016
Box 4
Establishment of the ABSN Program Binder (1 of 2), 2001-2002, undated
Box 4
Establishment of the ABSN Program Binder (2 of 2), 2001-2002, undated
Box 4
First ABSN Cohort NCLEX Results, 2004
Box 4
First ABSN Pinning Ceremony, 2003
Box 4
First ABSN Uniform Patch, undated
Box 4
First Associate Director, 2001
Box 4
First Cohort, undated
Box 4
Helene Fuld Health Trust Grant, 2001-2003
Box 4
Helene Fuld Health Trust Grant Final Report, 2002
Box 4
Medical Center Executive Committee Meeting Minutes-ABSN Approval, 2001
Box 4
Michelle Renaud Curriculum Vitae, 2003, 2015
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: 2002-2003 Annual Report, 2003
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: 2003-2004 Annual Report, 2004, 2008
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: ABSN Program Approval Application, 2001
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: ABSN Program Evaluation and Approval, 2002-2008
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: Approval, 2001-2002, 2007
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: Approval on Enrollment Expansion, 2003-2007
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: Committee Minutes, 2002
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: Initial Report, 2001
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: Phase Two; Approval to Implement Application (1 of 2), 2001-2002
Box 5
NC Board of Nursing: Phase Two; Approval to Implement Application (2 of 2), 2001-2002
Box 5
School of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee Meeting Minutes, 2001-2002
Box 5
School of Nursing Retrenchment, 1979-1982, 2003
Box 5
Student Handbook, 2002
Box 5

Graduate Level Programs, 1991-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains program and grant applications, newsletters, correspondence, programs, charts, budgets, and reports pertaining to the creation and administration of graduate level programs at Duke's School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1991 to 2016.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program: Accreditation, 1996-1997
Box 5
Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Program: Accreditation, 1998-1999
Box 5
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing Programs Accreditation Report, 2003
Box 5
Clinical Research Management Program, 1999-2005
Box 5
Doctoral Program: Proposal, 1998, 2004
Box 5
DUSON Bulletin, 1993-1995
Box 5
DUSON; PhD Program, 2004
Box 5
DUSON; PhD Program Academic Council Vote, 2004
Box 5
Division of Pediatric and Anesthesia Nursing (1 of 3), 2002-2003
Box 5
Division of Pediatric and Anesthesia Nursing (2 of 3), 2002-2004
Box 5
Division of Pediatric and Anesthesia Nursing (3 of 3), 2004
Box 5
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program: Accreditation, 1994-1996
Box 5
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program: Director Bonnie Friedman Memorial Service, 2000-2001
Box 5
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program: Promotional Material, 1995
Box 5
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) Program, undated
Box 5
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) Program: Accreditation, 1991-1997
Box 5
Graduate Level Program Notes, 2016
Box 5
Health Ministry Program, 1999-2002
Box 6
Leadership in Long Term Care Program, 1998-2001, 2000
Box 6
Master of Science Nursing (MSN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation Approval, 2003
Box 6
MSN Program: National League for Nursing (NLN) Accreditation Report, 1996
Box 6
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program: Accreditation, 1998
Box 6
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program: Department of Health and Human Services Grant, 1997
Box 6
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP)/Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) Program: Department of Health and Human Services Grant, 2001
Box 6
Nurse Anesthesia Program: Accreditation Review, 2000-2003
Box 6
Nurse Anesthesia Program: Outreach Materials, 2003
Box 6
Nurse Practitioner: Program Development, 1998-2000, 1992-1994
Box 6
Nursing Education Program: Duke Endowment Grant, 2000-2004
Box 6
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP): Department of Health and Human Services Grant, 1998
Box 6
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program: Accreditation, 1993
Box 6
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program: Certification Review (1 of 2), 1998-1999
Box 6
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program: Certification Review (2 of 2), 1998-1999
Box 6
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program: Department of Health and Human Services Grant, 1993
Box 6
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program: Promotional Material, 2001
Box 6

Partnerships, 1994-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains grant applications, clippings, reports, correspondence, and presentations pertaining to partnerships between Duke's School of Nursing and community organizations. Materials range in date from 1994 to 2016.

Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Durham County Health Network, 2001
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Durham County Obesity Initiative, 2002-2003
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): George Watts School Clinic, 1997, 2001, 2004
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Grant, 2000
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Latino Access Grant, 1997-1998
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Latino Access Grant Final Report, 1998-1999
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Lyon Park Clinic, 2003-2004
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Objectives, 1998, undated
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Partnership for Quality Education Proposal, 2001
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Promising Practices Project, 1998-2004
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): Promising Practices Project Presentations, 1998-2000
Box 6
Community Health (CH) and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON): School Based Clinics Publicity, 1996
Box 7
Community Services in Durham; Environmental Assessment, 2004
Box 7
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON)/Durham County Health Department: Tooth Fairy Mobile Dental Van, 2002
Box 7
DUMC Development and Alumni Affairs, 2003-2004
Box 7
DUMC Philanthropy, 2003-2005
Box 7
DUSON and Department of Community and Family Medicine Partnership, 2002, 2004
Box 7
DUSON Development; Eileen Watts Welch-Assoc. Dean, 2001-2016
Box 7
DUSON Master Evaluation Plan 2002, 2002
Box 7
DUSON/CH Interdisciplinary Education, 2001
Box 7
DUSON/CH Just for Us, 2005-2010
Box 7
DUSON; Select Plans for Development, 1994-2003
Box 7
Spanish Language Grant, 1997
Box 7

Program Evaluations, 1994-2007

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains survey results and evaluations pertaining to student evaluations of different Duke School of Nursing programs and partnerships. Materials range in date from 1994 to 2007.

Alumni Survey Results (1 of 2), 1996-2001
Box 7
Alumni Survey Results (2 of 2), Circa 2002
Box 7
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Institutional Surveys, 1996-2003
Box 7
Master Evaluation Plan Data Trends, 2004
Box 7
Nurse Practitioner Certification Results, 2002
Box 7
Program Assessment Survey Results, 2001-2002
Box 7
Program Evaluation, 1994-1996
Box 7
School Analytical Indicator, 2000
Box 7
Student Course Evaluations, 1999-2003
Box 7

Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Partnership for Training (PFT), 1995-2016

Subseries Scope and Contents:

Processing Information: Digital files have been transferred to the digital files series.

Application for Implementation Phase Funding, 1997, 2001
Box 7
Computer Skills Assessment, 1998
Box 7
Correspondence, 1996-2002
Box 7
Course Evaluations, 1998-1999
Box 7
Curriculum and Course Development Planning, 1996-2003
Box 7
Duke-ECU Partnerships for Training Presentation, 1999
Box 7
Duke Endowment Grant, 1995-2002
Box 7
Duke Endowment Support, 1997-2002
Box 8
DUSON; RWJ Bioengineering in Nursing, 2005
Box 8
Final Grant Report, 2002
Box 8
Focus Groups, 1999
Box 8
Graduates Employment Statues, 2001
Box 8
Memorandum of Agreement, 1996-1997
Box 8
Preparing Streaming Media Presentations for Asynchronous Delivery, 2001
Box 8
Presentations, 1999, undated
Box 8
Program Proposal for Planning Phase Grant, 1995
Box 8
Publicity, 1995-2003
Box 8
Raising the Bar: Standards and Strategies for Learner-Centered Online Instruction, 2002
Box 8
Research on Distance Technology, 1996-2003
Box 8
RWJ National Projects, 2000
Box 8
RWJ Partnership for Training Summary Notes, 2016
Box 8
Student Orientation Materials, 1998
Box 8

3. Digital Records, 1994-2016

Series Scope and Contents: The material contained in this series consists of PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft Excel and Word documents, jpegs, audio, and video files. Materials pertain to the administration of Duke's School of Nursing. All materials were created and/or stored on computers and removable media managed by Champagne and her colleagues. The captured digital files were transferred to the Duke University Medical Center Archives with materials from the following accessions: A2005.038 and A2016.022. Materials range in date from 1994 to 2016.

Arrangement Note: Contains materials from the Administrative Records Series and the Academic Programs and Partnerships Series. Digital materials were transferred from carriers to AXAEM's Electronic Records processing module. The carriers were moved from their original subseries into a digital series and each carrier was given a unique ID number. An inventory of the electronic files with the unique ID that links back to the original folder the carrier was located in is available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Conditions Governing Access: Materials are available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives Reading Room.

Processing Information: Material in this collection was processed using AXAEM's Electronic Records Processing module. Captured digital content was ingested into AXAEM, where ClamAV Anti-Virus software detected and cleaned any computer viruses. The cleaned files were saved on the Duke University Medical Center Archives' secure server with a regular backup schedule. Includes 130 files totaling 1.93GB that are available for research.

Faculty Retreat: Research, Teaching, and Service [Administrative Records; Presentations], 2003
Box 8
Financial History Notes [Administrative Records; Financial Records], 2016
Box 8
Helen Fuld Trust Grant [Academic Programs and Partnerships; ABSN Degree], undated
Box 8
Medical Center Executive Committee 2004 [Administrative Records; Committees and Boards], 2004
Box 8
Medical Center Faculty Talk: School of Nursing Update [Administrative Records; Presentations], 2002
Box 8
Medical Center Faculty: School of Nursing Update [Administrative Records; Presentations], 2004
Box 8
Miscellaneous Presentation Discs [Administrative Records; Presentations], 1994, 2001-2003, undated
Box 8
NC Medical Society Talk [Administrative Records; Presentations], 2002
Box 8
New Building [Administrative Records; Records], undated
Box 8
Presentations [Academic Programs and Partnerships; Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Partnership for Training (PFT)], 1996, 1999-2000
Box 8
Pinning Ceremony Slideshow [Academic Programs and Partnerships; ABSN Degree], 2003
Box 8
School of Nursing Advisory Board: Update [Administrative Records; Presentations], 2002
Box 8
Strategic Plan: FY2001-2002 Initiatives (from folder 1 of 2) [Administrative Records; Plans and Reports], 2000-2001
Box 8

Biographical/Historical

Mary Thomson Champagne was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Illinois. She received a BSN from San Jose State College in 1968. Champagne attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with an MSN in 1975 and a PhD in 1981.

Champagne served in the Peace Corps from 1968 to 1971. While in the Peace Corps, she worked at the Hospital of Nursing in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. From 1979 to1982, Champagne worked in the emergency department at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, as a part time staff nurse and eventually as a charge nurse. Champagne also worked as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Nursing from 1977 to 1982. From 1981 to 1982, she served as the Chairperson of the Baccalaureate Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Nursing.

In 1982, Champagne became an associate professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's (UNC) School of Nursing (SON). In 1990, she served as the Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health at UNC-Chapel Hill's SON.

Champagne served as Dean of Duke University's SON from 1991 to 2004. During the 1980s, Duke's Nursing program was re-organized and new curriculum was developed. In 1984, the final class of students from the nursing baccalaureate program graduated. Beginning in 1991, under Champagne's leadership, Duke SON underwent a period of growth.

In 1995, Duke SON began the first-ever online, distance-based, graduate level program for nurses who worked in rural parts of North Carolina. Duke SON collaborated with the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, East Carolina University, hospitals, and physicians to recruit nurses interested in becoming family nurse practitioners to provide primary care services in rural and underserved areas. In 2002, Duke's SON first offered an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree, a sixteen-month program open to students with an undergraduate degree in another field or subject.

When Champagne retired as dean in 2004, Duke SON's faculty had grown from five full time employees to thirty-eight, and student enrollment grew from fifty students in 1991 to 374 students in 2003.

Champagne has engaged in research related to improving the health of the community. Much of her work focused on quality and safely and improving health in low-income seniors living in subsidized housing in Durham, North Carolina. She has chaired the Durham Regional Hospital Trustee's Committee on Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, served on the Duke University Health System Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Committee, collaborated with clinical nurse specialists in Duke University Hospital in research studies addressing wound and ostomy care and quality of life. Additional research has focused on the prevention of acute confusion in hospitalized elderly patients. She was also the clinical nursing research specialist on the Disseminating Nursing Research Project, funded initially by the National Center for Nursing Research and then by the Division of Nursing.

Champagne has published widely in her research areas. She is a co-editor of five books, each of which received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. In 1995, she received a Cameo Award for Outstanding Nurse Researcher from Sigma Theta Tau International. She is active professionally in the North Carolina Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau.

Champagne married David Champagne in 1968 in San Joaquin, California. They were married until 1990 and had three children.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Thomson Champagne Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2005.038 (transferred by Mary Thomson Champagne, July 2005), Accession A2016.022 (transferred by Mary Thomson Champagne, June 2016), Accession A2016.030 (transferred by Mary Thomson Champagne, July 2016)

Processing Information

Processed by Kahlee Leingang under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: November 2017.

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