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Exhibit 342 NLM Traveling Exhibit: Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

The HSCL will host five events and three ongoing activities associated with this exhibit. One external speaker (a historian of nursing) will be brought to campus to speak on the history of the nursing profession its role in society. Two events will feature panels of UF faculty and local practitioners: one focused on the nursing in wartime/military nursing, and one focused on popular depictions of nursing in media. During finals (which will take place at the same time as the exhibit), a postcard writing/coloring event will be held as a wellness activity for students that incorporates materials from the NLM’s historical collections. The exhibit will rotate locations during it’s time in Gainesville, and when it is relocated to the CON’s physical space, an opening reception will be held celebrating the exhibit. A local exhibit is being developed on local nursing history to be displayed in the library’s exhibit cases simultaneously with the travelling exhibit. A one-credit undergraduate honors course on mid-century perceptions of community nurses is scheduled for the same semester on the exhibit, and will incorporate exhibit events into the curriculum.

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Educator, K-12
General public
Health care provider
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Maggie Ansell
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Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
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