Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Julie Fairman, PhD, FAAN

fairman@nursing.upenn.edu

Nightingale Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
Director Emerita, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, School of Nursing

Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN is a nurse historian whose work on the history of 20th Century health care represents a track record of consistent funding, including fellowships from the NLM, NEH and RWJ. Her work on the history of critical care earned her awards from the American Association of the History of Nursing and her first book, Critical Nursing: A History, received favorable reviews in the national and regional popular press and from reviewers in professional journals. Her most recent book is Making Room in the Clinic; Nurse Practitioners and the Evolution of Modern Health Care is in its second printing and recently out in paperback. She is the Director Emerita of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, and is working on a history of the intersection of health policy and nurse practitioners in the United States from 1980 to the present.