Ravenne Aponte, BA, RN, BSN
Ravenne Aponte is a current doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. She is also a Fontaine Fellow. In 2016, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies with a minor in Health Disparities. Her senior thesis focused on the racial identity development of Black college students. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Duke University in 2017. Upon graduation, she began her career as a clinical nurse in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Duke University Hospital. During her time as a staff nurse, she worked part-time as a registered nurse supervisor at a local home health agency in North Carolina and a pediatric clinical instructor at Duke University School of Nursing. Her varied educational, clinical, and life experiences contributed to her research interest in nursing history and workforce diversity.
- Methodological Interests
- Historical Analysis
- Oral History
- Archival Research
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
- American Association for the History of Nursing