Endowed Chair, Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans
Professor of Nursing
Director, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program
Core Faculty, Alice Paul Center and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, School of Arts and Sciences

Julie A. Fairman has always been inspired by history. Her research, writing, and teaching illuminate the ways 20th century events have shaped current nursing and health care pract

“History shapes nursing and health care practice and policy, because it shows us what works, what doesn’t, and how context shapes our thinking.”


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • PhD , University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • BSN , Albright College, 1976