Recently, Belmont’s School of Nursing joined with the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) to celebrate 100 years of public health nursing in Davidson County. Keynote speakers were Dr. Alisa Haushalter from MPHD and Assistant Professor Loretta Bond from Belmont. Dr. Haushalter spoke about the history of community health nursing in Davidson County, and Professor Bond spoke about the history of the term “health disparities,” which is the focus of her doctoral research.
Belmont’s Community Health Nursing students presented posters of their projects involving historical inquiry into a wide range of public health topics from rabies to infant mortality to seat belts. The projects were supervised by Dr. Ruby Dunlap and Ms. Emily Morse. Click here for more information about the centennial for public health nursing in Davidson County.