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BCCC Archives

Beaufort County Community College's Nursing Program

Beaufort County Community College is well-known for its outstanding nursing program, which was first initiated in 1960 as practical nursing program. The archives include a number of scrapbooks containing memorabilia from the nursing class through the years, dating back to 1963.

Nursing Scrapbook Collection

The Nursing Scrapbook Collections consists of scrapbooks dating back to 1963 through the late 1990's. These books contain collected news clippings, commencement programs, photographs, and other memorabilia from nursing graduates through the years. These materials can be found in archive boxes 7, 8, 9, and 10. 

  • Binder 1 - 1964-1971 (Box 7)
  • Binder 2 - 1972-1976 (Box 7)
  • Binder 3 - 1976-1980 (Box 8)
  • Binder 4 - 1976-1982 (Box 8)
  • Binder 5 - 1981-1995 (Box 9)
  • Binder 6 - ADN Class of 1980 (Box 9)
  • Binder 7 - ADN Class of 2003 (Box 10)
  • Binder 8 - 1999-2003 (Box 10)

Graduating Classes

1963-1964

1964-1965

1965-1966

1966-1967

1968-1969

1969-1970

1971

Katie G. Paul

From Press Release, dated February 1976:

"Mrs. Katie Groce Paul was born in Person County and completed her elementary schooling in North Carolina. She attended and graduated from high school in Georgia before graduating from Roanoke Rapids Hospital School of Nursing in 1932. Mrs. Paul has post graduate nursing education in pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatry, and anesthesia. She came to Washington in 1936 as the night supervisor and nursing instructor at Tayloe Hospital. The following year she married I. Bryan Paul and they had one son, I.B. Paul. Jr., born in 1943. Mrs. Paul returned to nursing and Tayloe hospital in 1947 and two years later began a practical nursing program for the hospital. She is now recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of Practical Nursing Education. In 1958, Mrs. Paul became the Director of Nursing at the new Beaufort County Hospital with the responsibilities of equipping, staffing, and organizing the nursing units of the new facility.

Through the joint effort of Mrs. Paul, R.N., Mr. Lewis Worsley, Beaufort County Administration, and Mr. E.A. West, Superintendent of Washington County Schools, the Washington School of Practical Nursing was opened in 1960...Mrs. Katie Paul operated the Practical Nursing Department as Supervisor-Teacher from 1967 until 1969 (at Beaufort County Technical Institute). From 1969 to 1972 Mrs. Paul continued her employment as a part-time Practical Nursing Clinical Instructor for the program."