Neumann University will host the fourth annual PGH (Pennsylvania General Hospital) Alumni Association lecture series on Saturday, October 17, with a continental breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and the lecture to begin at 9:45 a.m.
Patricia D’Antonio, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN will present “A New Historical Perspective on Nursing Education.” Most histories of early nursing education only emphasize strict discipline, loyalty, and obedience to superiors. This presentation acknowledges the importance of these themes, using writings of nurses themselves. Instead, they served to turn young women into nurses who saw themselves as competent, courageous, and in absolute control of clinical emergencies. This educational process created a strong nursing identity among these women, one that also served as a buffer against the perception of those who did not see them as they saw themselves.
Patricia D’Antonio is currently an associate professor of nursing, the associate director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also the editor of the Nursing History Review, the official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing.
The lecture is sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses-Philadelphia General Hospital Nursing Lecture Series. During its 92 years of operation, the hospital graduated 6,000 professional nurses. The Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses-Philadelphia General Hospital established the first endowed lecture series within Neumann University’s Division of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2005.
This lecture is free and open to the public. To register, please call 610-358-4573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A continental breakfast will be held in the McNichol Room in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center and the lecture will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Life Center.