A History of Public Health Nursing in North Carolina

As part of the Ruth and John Moskop History of Medicine Lecture Series, the Medical History Interest Group invites you to attend "A History of Public Health Nursing in North Carolina." This lecture, presented by LaShanda Brown, Ph.D., GNP, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, NC A&T State University, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, fourth floor Laupus Library.

This presentation will highlight the stories of some of the first public health nurses in North Carolina around the turn of the 20th century. This was a significant time when nursing practice shifted from the bedside to the community across the country, and NC nurses began working in schools, industries, neighborhoods and churches. You will hear the stories of innovation and collaboration that marked the growth of a much-needed public health nursing specialty in North Carolina.

Dr. Brown is a nursing faculty member at NC A & T State University. She completed her undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill, MSN as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at Duke University, and Ph.D. in Nursing History at UVA. Her dissertation focus was public health nursing for blacks in NC in the 1930s. She practices as a nurse practitioner part time doing geriatric psychiatry in skilled and assisted living facilities.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The lecture will also feature a pop-up display.

For directions and parking information, click here.  

If you are on main campus, you can ride the 302 Bus from the Main Campus Student Center to the Allied Health Sciences Building.  Here is the schedule for the 302.

Lectures may be video recorded.
For the presentation schedule and an archive of our previous recordings, visit this link.

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Laupus Library, 4th Floor Gallery
500 Health Science Dr, Greenville, NC 27834

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Laupus Library

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Public



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Layne Carpenter

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Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1018 / ada-coordinator@ecu.edu.

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