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.
**The Barbara Bates Center is currently undergoing extensive renovations through the end of summer 2019. Due to these renovations, all archives appointments must be made 10 business days in advance. Thank you for your understanding during this time.**
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.
History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.
The fall 2019 seminar series offers an exciting lineup of prominent scholars who will present new historical scholarship.
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.