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Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection: Exhibition

Exhibit November 4 - December 12, 2019

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

UF Health Science Center Archives - Nursing Scrapbook

This scrapbook was created by the College of Nursing to record and highlight college events in the early years of the college’s history. The book highlights faculty and students, nursing traditions, including the pinning ceremony and creation of the UF CON nurse’s hat, special events such as the College’s first commencement, and attendance at conventions, and extracurricular events, especially in 1958 and 1960.

HSCL Exhibit Team

Maggie Ansell, Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries

Professor Emeritus Jodi Irving, College of Nursing Volunteer Faculty

Lauren Adkins, Pharmacy Liaison Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries

Jane Morgan-Daniel, Community Engagement & Health Literacy Liaison Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries

Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, Archivist, Health Science Center Libraries

About Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection explores a unique archive of 2,588 postcards and over 100 years of images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world, investigating the hold these images exert on the public imagination— then and now.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. 

Pop Culture Panel

Ever wonder how accurate your favorite medical dramas are in portraying the process of health care?  Do you get frustrated when your profession is portrayed unrealistically?  The HSC Library hosted College of Nursing faculty as they critiqued popular representations of nurses in television and movies.  They discussed which shows are getting nurses right, and which ones are more fiction than fact in this one-hour panel which included clips from famous medical dramas.

Military and Wartime Nursing Panel

The UF Health Science Center Libraries in association with the NLM Pictures of Nursing Exhibit hosted the Military and Wartime Nursing Panel. We heard the riveting experiences of nurses who’ve served. 

HSCL Special Events Schedule

An image of Julie Fairman with the text "Nurse Practitioners: Their History and their Future in Modern Health Care, Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, November 12th 12-1pm HPNP Auditorium"

This HSC Library-coordinated event discussed how the history of nursing impacts its future, from renowned nursing scholar Dr. Julie Fairman.

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019,12-1pm
Where: HPNP Auditorium

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.

Images of nursing postcards with the text "Pictures of Nursing, Opening Reception November 19th, 5-7pm, HPNP Auditorium Foyer"

On Tuesday, November 19th, the HSC Library celebrated 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 was 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. Before and after the reception, the exhibit was available for viewing on the first floor of the HSC Library.

When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 5-7pm
Where: HPNP Auditorium Foyer

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