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Student Transcripts & Verifications

The Barbara Bates Center is closed to all researchers and visitors until further notice to comply with the University of Pennsylvania’s policy on COVID-19. There will be delays and increased turnaround time for all transcript requests and education verifications. Please contact the Center at  if you have any questions.

The Bates Center provides student transcripts and verification services for graduates of a number of schools of nursing that are no longer in operation and for which the Center holds the student records. 

The Center provides student transcripts and verifications for the following schools: 

  • Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing 
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Lancaster, PA
  • Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing RN & LPN programs (Temple University Health System)
  • Episcopal School of Perfusion Science (Temple University Health System)
  • Northeastern School of Nursing (Temple University Health System)

The Center cannot accommodate walk-in transcript requests

Order a Transcript

The Bates Center has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide online transcript ordering services. With this service, you can order official transcripts via the Web at any time, 24/7 using any major credit card. 

How to Order: 

Visit the National Student Clearinghouse. ***When choosing a school to request your transcript from, type Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. Individual schools of nursing are not listed on the National Student Clearinghouse website.***

Please be sure to include all information which will help the Center locate your records, including: 

  1. Additional names you may have used while attending school
  2. Date of birth
  3. Graduation year or approximate dates of attendance
  4. An email address or phone number where the Bates Center can contact you if we have questions
Note: If you plan to send your transcript to a third party, remember to keep your transcript in the sealed envelope it was sent in. 
Request an Education Verification

The Bates Center handles education verifications through mailed requests. 

Individuals whose name is listed on the transcript may request an education verification. Requests from third parties, such as hospitals, educational institutions, or other agencies, will be honored with a release of information signed and dated by the student authorizing the release of information, and receipt of payment.

The following information should be included with any request:

  1. Name of school
  2. Years of attendance and/or graduation year
  3. Name as it appears on student records
  4. Phone number or email of person to be contacted if the Bates Center encounters problems processing the request
  5. Student’s signature to release records
  6. Form to be completed
  7. Address or fax number where education verifications are to be sent

Please enclose a check or money order for $10.00 for each requested education verification payable to: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Payment must be received with any verification request in order for it to be processed.   

Requests for education verifications should be mailed to:

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall, 2U
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA  19104-4217

Please note that mailing your request to the incorrect address will delay processing significantly.  

Don’t see your school listed here?
  • Graduates of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing’s BSN, MSN, and PhD programs must request their transcript from the Office of the University Registrar.
  • Graduates of the HUP School of Nursing should contact the following to receive their transcripts and/or other records: HUP School of Nursing Transcripts, Human Resources Records Section, 3930 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 615-2625 (pre-1978).  
  • Graduates of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing RN and LPN programs should contact the Nursing Education offices at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at 215-662-9165. 
  • Graduates of the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing should contact the Philadelphia City Archives to obtain information about ordering transcripts.  
  • All archival materials from the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing are housed at the Historic Pennsylvania Library and Archives.  For more information, please contact Stacey Peeples, Curator & Lead Archivist at 215-829-5434
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing graduates should contact Patricia Campbell at 215-248-8200 or for their records. 
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing graduates should contact the Albert Einstein Medical Center Education Department at (215) 456-1130. 
  • Graduates of the Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing should call (484) 337-8596 to request their transcripts