Connerton, Winifred C.

Connerton, Winifred C.
Assistant Professor
Lienhard School of Nursing
Pace University
163 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-618-6011

Education:  Professor Connerton holds a PhD in nursing history from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;  an MSN from the University of California, San Francisco; a Certificate of Midwifery from the University of California, San Diego; a BSN from Columbia University, New York, NY; and a BA (Women’s Studies) from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.

Areas of Expertise:  Nursing history, Women’s Health.  Dr. Connerton presently teaches courses in nursing theory.

Areas of Research: Dr. Connerton researches American nurses’ international work.  Her current project is a book exploring the connections between nursing in the American held territories of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines and the American imperial project in the early twentieth century. 

Professional Experience:  Dr. Connerton has worked for 14 years as a Certified Nurse-Midwife with an interest in working with underserved immigrant populations.  Her interest in nursing history is informed by her clinical practice working with families and colleagues from all over the world.  She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International honor society, as well as the American Association of the History of Nursing and the American College of Nurse Midwives.  Her dissertation titled Have Cap, Will Travel; U.S. Nurses Abroad, 1898-1917 won recognition from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the American Association of the History of Nursing.

Recent publications:
Connerton, W. (2013) Review: From Western Medicine to Global Medicine: The Hospital Beyond the West. Nursing History Review 21: 144-145.

Connerton, W. & D’Antonio, P. (2012) International Comparisons: The Nursing-Midwifery Interface, in A. Borsay & B. Hunter (Eds.), Nursing and Midwifery in Britain since 1700, (pp.  177-204), London: Palgrave Macmillan

Connerton, W. (2012) Midwifery Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2012. <>.

Connerton, W. (2012). Review: Get Me Out; A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank By Randi Hunter Epstein, MD Nursing History Review 20, 244-245