Jennifer Casavant Telford, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing & History (Affiliate)


Research Overview

My research interests span the topics of the history of nursing and the humanities, the practice of nursing in war, and the nursing care of military veterans. I am currently collaborating with Digital Humanities colleagues on a National Endowment for the Humanities Discovery Grant application to bridge the gap that exists between health care providers and the elusive status of the military veterans they treat. We are designing a webpage, using digital artifacts and recorded oral histories of military veterans, to expose a wide audience to the experiences of veterans and to expand the idea that military history and medical history are closely related. This work builds on my research related to capturing the oral histories of military nurse veterans (funded with a Faculty Large Grant).

Education

BS, Major in Nursing, University of Connecticut, 1999
MS, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Yale University, 2003
PhD, History of Nursing, University of Virginia, 2007

Featured Publications

Book Chapters

Telford, J. C., & Keeling, A. W. (in press, 2014). Historical development of professional nursing in the United States. In J. L. Creasia & E. E. Friberg (Eds.), Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice (6th ed., pp. 1-19). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Long, T. L., Breitkreuz, K. R., Diaz, D. A., McNulty, J. J., Engler, A. J., Polifroni, C.,& Telford, J. C. (2012). Competence and care: Signature pedagogies in nursing education. In N. L. Chick,A. Haynie, & R. A. Gurung (Eds.), Exploring more signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind (pp. 171-187). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Exhibits Curated

Telford, J. C. (March,2014).UConn nurses and their military service, recently acquired oral histories and artifacts. The exhibit URL: http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/exhibits/SoN/dodd_load.html

Telford, J. C. (September, 2012). The Early History of Nursing Education. 1880-1950, Temporary Exhibit in the Auditorium of the Widmer Wing of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

Telford, J. C. (Fall, 2012). Military Nursing Uniforms Over Time, Permanent Exhibit in the Auditorium of the Widmer Wing of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

Telford, J. C. (Fall, 2012). Late 19th Century Sick Room Permanent Exhibit in the Entryway of the Widmer Wing of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

Telford, J. C. (Fall, 2012). Iron Lung Exhibit Permanent Exhibit in the Entryway of the Widmer Wing of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

Telford, J. C. (2011). UConn nurses and their military service, recently acquired oral histories and artifacts. Exhibit at the Thomas J. Dodd Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Telford, J. C. (2011). The art of nursing: Posters and prints from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Exhibit at the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Journal Articles (Refereed)

Telford, J. C., & Long, T. L. (2012). Gendered spaces, gendered pages: Union women in Civil War nurse narratives. Medical Humanities Dec; 38 (2): 97-105.

Telford, J. C. (2010). Supplementing the American nursing shortage: The debate over the issue of nurses’ aides during the Great War. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 27(1), 85-99.

Contact Information
Emailjennifer.telford@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.4975
Mailing AddressSchool of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269-4026
Office LocationStorrs Hall, Room 110