Bates Center

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is interested in collecting relevant materials related to the development and evolution of continuing education in nursing. The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive. Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient. We are interested in conference reports, meeting minutes, abstracts and presentations that detail the establishment and growth of this important area of nursing practice. If you have materials you feel are relevant, please contact archivist Jessica Clark at