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Frances Carter Barge
School of Nursing

Frances Carter Barge, M.Litt., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing)

B.S.N., Hampton University School of Nursing, Hampton, Virginia, 1956; M.Litt., University of Pittsburgh, 1959; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1984.

Staff Nurse, Visiting Nurse Association, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Staff Nurse, Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1956-1959; Instructor in Nursing, West Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, 1959-1961; Instructor in Nursing (Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1961-1962; Instructor in Nursing (1962-1966) and Associate Director/Director of Nursing Education (1966-1981), Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago; administrative positions at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Barge served on boards of directors of the Chicago Nurses’ Association and the Board of Nurse Examiners, State of Illinois, and she was an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. An advocate for equal access to health care for homeless women, especially women who were pregnant or had a history of substance abuse, she was inducted into the Hampton University School of Nursing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Frances Carter Barge was married to Peter Barge from 1963 until 1975.