Report of the Committee for the Study of Nursing Education, known as
the Goldmark Report
In 1920 the Rockefeller Foundation funded the Committee for the Study
of Nursing Education, which included Annie
W. Goodrich, M. Adelaide Nutting, and Lillian Wald, to study nursing
education in the United States. The report, published in 1923, is known
as the Goldmark Report.
The report concluded that the quality of existing nursing
programs was inadequate. As a result of the report, the Rockefeller
Foundation funded an experiment in nursing education which became
the Yale School of Nursing. The Yale School of Nursing was the first
autonomous school of nursing with its own dean, faculty, budget, and
degree meeting the standards of the University. Education took precedence
over service to a hospital, with training based on an educational plan
rather than on service needs.