2018 AAHN Keynote Speaker 

“Service is the Rent we Pay”: The complex history of nursing and social justice. 
Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN



Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and is 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. 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 Co-Director of the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars program and is Director Emeritas of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.  She is an AAN and Philadelphia College of Physicians Board member and serves on the Advisory Board of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Division of Education.  Dr. Fairman served as the 2009 IOM/AAN/ANF Scholar in Residence and worked on the Future of Nursing report.

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