Dates of Project: June 2007 through May 2012
Description: Fairman built on her previous research on the history of 20th century health care issues pervading contemporary nursing practice by focusing on the history of the social construction of professional boundaries, particularly as it applies to the nurse practitioner movement. The effort resulted in several journal articles, book chapters, and the updating of a book on advanced practice nursing.
History “helps us understand what has happened, know what currently exists, and think about the future. So historical data is a really important part of how we make policy.”—Julie Fairman PhD, FAAN, RN