World Health Organization
In 1988, Penn Nursing earned the prestigious designation of being the first nursing school in the country to be named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership, and we’ve been working with the WHO ever since.
As a collaborating center, we commit to a certain number of projects with the WHO during each four-year cycle of work. Currently, we are in collaboration with the WHO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to reduce maternal mortality in Haiti, a project that we hope to replicate in Bolivia as well. We are also working with PAHO/WHO to develop leadership in nursing education and research.
Resources Created by Penn Nursing that Support our WHOCC Work:
Nurse Practitioner Model in LIFE/PACE: Living Independently for Elders/ Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Video 1: What is LIFE / PACE — Who is Served / What has been the role of Penn Nursing?
Video 2: Client-centered, integrated, convenient, worry-free care that does more and costs less.
Video 3: Nurse Practitioner Model: Focus on care and Council of Elders-approved research to improve care.
Nursing & Quality of Care (Enfermería y Calidad de Atención) Video Series
Part one: Theory /Teoría
Part three: A Decade of Evidence / Una Década de Evidencia
The vital signs – heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, respiration rate, and pain – communicate important information about the physiological status of the human body. This six-part course is for anyone who wants to better understand how the body functions.
For more information and to register for the course: Vital Signs Coursera.