The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive.
Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient care strategies.
Through its extensive collections, fellowships, and curricula opportunities, the Bates Center provides considerable evidence for scholars and students to question traditional disciplinary paradigms; to give voice to the historical power of nursing; and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of local and global approaches to issues of health and illness.
Neville Strumpf, PhD, RN, FAAN , Professor and Dean Emerita, will be the 2019 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2019, will take place at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is pleased to announce an agreement with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to preserve its rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.
All the honorees will be recognized during the Student-Alumni-Faculty Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 17, at 4:00 pm in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium of Fagin Hall.