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Rosalyn J. Watts papers


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Rosalyn J. Watts, EdD, FAAN, RN, has had a distinguished academic career at the Univerisy of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing which combined teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities that spans three decades. During her teaching career, she launched several new initiatives, including the graduate program for Critical Care Nursing and an elective course in Human Sexuality in Health. In addition, she served for more that two decades as the director of the School’s Biennial Black Health Program, which addressed health disparities for African Americans.

After a brief “retirement,” Dr. Watts returned to the School to lead the Office of Diversity Affairs. As the director of this office, she has interacted with faculty, students, and staff to help facilitate the school’s diversity agenda with emphasis on recruitment of under-represented groups, curriculum development on cultural competence, and faculty development in regards to diversity. Dr. Watts has also moved Penn Nursing’s diversity agenda outside of the confines of the campus and classroom, serving as chairperson of the first Eastern Summit on American Indian Healthcare in June 2005.

Gift of Rosalyn Watts, 2017.

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
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Finding aid prepared by Jessica Clark
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Collection Inventory

Biographies, CV, teaching chronicle.

History of the Critical Care Graduate Program at Penn Nursing.
Graduation and Progam Evaluation- Key letters re: transtition from Critical Care CNS to Critical Care NP.
Curriculum for Graduate Study in Critical Care.
AA study.
Alumnae of Program.
Pictures of Critical Care Graduate Study at Penn, 1984-1999.

Programs on Sexual Health and Illness.
Quizzes and Assignments.
Examples of Sexual Histories.

Reports on Diversity, 2002-2007.
Diversity Module- Speakers, workshops, etc.
Summit on American Indian Health Care- Bridging the Cultural Canyon: Strategies to Reduce Health Inequities for American Indians, June 9-11, 2005.

Titles of Conferences, 1981-1991.
Black Health Care Conference, 1985.
Black Health Care Conference, 1987.
Black Health Care Conference, 1989.
Black Health Care Conference, 1991.
Black Health Care Conference, 1993.
Black Health Care Conference, 1995.
Black Health Care Conference, 1997.
Black Health Care Conference, 1999.

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