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.
The Garrison Lecturer is a scholar distinguished for contributions to medical history or other fields of science and learning, who presents original and previously unpublished research in a lecture given at the American Association for the History of Medicine’s (AAHM) annual meeting.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is pleased to announce an agreement with the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care to preserve its rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.
Two Penn Nursing Professors Selected for Induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing; and Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Lillian S. Brunner Chair in Medical and Surgical Nursing, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for their contributions to the nursing profession.