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Penn Nursing's Dr. Julie Sochalski Appointed to Head Federal Nursing Division
Penn Nursing professor, Dr. Julie Sochalski, well-known expert in the field on healthcare workforce issues, has been appointed Director of the Division of Nursing for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions. You can hear Dr. Sochalski's unique perspective on nursing's role in the future of healthcare at the PA launching of the Future of Nursing report here in our School on Thursday, October 14, 3-5PM in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium.

Nearly 125 Years of the Penn Nursing Legacy
Nursing has a long history at Penn that dates back to 1886 with the opening of the HUP School of Nursing. We look forward to celebrating 125 years of nursing education at Penn next fall and honoring the foundations of today's Penn Nursing. Many of the HUP Nursing graduates are national leaders, shaping nursing care, research and education.

Alumni Connections >

New Professional Development Option: Webinars
Penn Nursing is looking to expand our professional development services by offering webinars (web conferences)  to our alumni. Help us tailor our offerings to best suit your needs and interests by taking part in a short survey.

Calling for Alumni Award Nominations
Each year, Penn Nursing recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni with the presentation of six alumni awards, including awards for clinical practice, leadership and more. Nominate yourself or a classmate today. The awards will be presented on Friday, May 13 at the 3rd Annual Faculty and Alumni Awards Ceremony as part of Alumni Weekend 2011.

Be a Penn Nursing Fan Online
Join the Penn Nursing Alumni community on Facebook to receive daily news, updates and event information. And be sure to "friend" the new HUP Alumni Facebook page. Or if you're looking for professional networking and job postings, be sure to become a member of the Penn Nursing Alumni group on LinkedIn. Do you have an idea for a new group for our classmates? Let us know at

Support Penn Nursing >

Penn Nursing Annual Giving is Underway
The Annual Fund is the foundation of giving at the School of Nursing. It gives alumni, parents and friends an avenue to provide a level of unrestricted support that keeps our school financially strong and educationally sound. Your gifts provide unrestricted funds to not only maintain, but to expand the School's ability to offer the finest education to tomorrow's nurse educators, scientists and healers. With your support we can reach our 2010-2011 goal of $335,000. Thank you!

Penn Nursing Happenings and Upcoming Events >

October 8, 2010 - Doctoral Programs Open House. Contact:

October 9, 2010 - HUP Alumni Fall Luncheon, Concordville, PA, to be held in conjunction with the 50th Reunion of th HUP Class of 1960. Contact:

October 14, 3-5PM The IOM/RWJ Future of Nursing Report Presentation & Panel Discussion. Featuring: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Edward G. Rendell (via video), Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing; George E. Thibault, MD, President , Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation; Julie A. Sochalski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director for the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions 

October 23, 2010 - Graduate Programs Open House. Contact:

Saturday, October 30, 2010 – Homecoming Weekend. Come back for a tour of Fagin Hall and the newest renovations on the 2nd floor, sit in on a lecture moderated by Dean Meleis, "Drink to your Health: The Politics of Water," visit the Penn Nursing table at Quakerfest and enjoy Penn vs. Brown football and Penn's second annual Arts and Culture Weekend.

November 4, 2010 - Annual State of the School presentation by Dean Afaf I. Meleis followed by a reception. Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - Hillman Alumni Nurse Network Reception, New York

April 7, 2011 - Save the Date: Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Lecture

May 13-15, 2011 - Alumni Weekend 2011 featuring a master's alumni reunion focusing on the following programs: Peds Acute Care, Peds Oncology, Peds Critical Care, Neonatal, Nursing of Children (historic).

September 30 - October 2, 2011 - HUP Nursing Alumni 125th Reunion

For information or to RSVP for any of these events, call 215-898-4841, email us or visit our website.

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