This week the Bates Center staff started preparing for an exhibit on Black hospitals and nurse training schools in Philadelphia. Click to learn more about what we’re working on!
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking applications for 2024 Fellowships and Research Awards. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.
Read the current issue of the Center’s newsletter, which includes a feature on Jessica Martucci, PhD, the new curator at the Center, the expanded partnership with the NLN, and upcoming events in spring 2024!
Have you ever heard of Charity “Cherry” Ames? Cherry Ames was the main character in a 27-book series of young adult mystery novels published between 1943-1968. The series helped introduce tens of thousands of readers to the exciting, and sometimes fantastical, possibilities of life as a nurse. Which Cherry Ames is your favorite? You can explore our collection of Cherry Ames novels on floor 2U in the Bates Center reading room!
The Penn Libraries and Penn Nursing are pleased to announce that Jessica Martucci, PhD, has been named Curator of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, effective August 28, 2023.
The National League for Nursing proudly announces that a project underway for nearly a decade—the NLN Collection at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, housed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia—has been expanded.
The Barbara Bates Center is proud to announce that Mercy-Douglass Hospital will be featured in a TV special from WHYY’s Movers & Makers, which airs on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 PM EST.