“Pictures of Nursing” Special Events

The Health Science Center Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibition Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection between November 4 and December 12, 2019.

Two special events are planned to celebrate this exhibit and learn more about how the history of nursing impacts its future. All are welcome!

julie farman

Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Nightingale Professor in honor of Nursing Veterans at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Chair of the Biobehavorial Health Sciences Department.  Her research focuses on 20th century healthcare issues, in particular, the history of APRNs and health policy as it relates to competition, scope of practice, and service models. Her most recent work has moved into the intersection of the Civil Rights movement and health.  She has published 4 books (2 as co-editor) and her work has been published in the NEJM, the Lancet, and Health Matrix.  Dr. Fairman is the co-director of the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars program and the Director Emerita of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. She is an AAN Fellow and Philadelphia College of Physicians and Visiting Nurses Association of Philadelphia board member.  Dr. Fairman served as the 2009 IOM/AAN/ANF Scholar in Residence and worked on the Future of Nursing report.

The event is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.  This event is part of the HSC Library’s exhibition of a travelling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.  To learn more about the exhibit and other related events, visit the exhibit’s library guide: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/PicturesofNursing.


pictures of nursing

Please join us to celebrate the arrival of the National Library of Medicine’s travelling exhibit, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.  This exhibit uses antique postcards to examine perceptions of the nursing profession throughout history.  The exhibit will be displayed in the foyer during the opening reception, then relocated to the College of Nursing’s History Alcove on the 3rd floor of HPNP from November 19th to the 25th.  Want a sneak peek of the exhibit?  Drop by the first floor of the HSC Library to check it out!

The event is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.  To learn more about the exhibit and other related events, visit the exhibit’s library guide: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/PicturesofNursing.