For someone who is passionate about healthcare and motivated by the opportunity to help shape an industry that is going through an enormous transformation – there is no better educational opportunity than the Nursing and Health Care Management program.
What are you currently doing?
I am a Consultant in Deloitte’s Organization Transformation & Talent practice. I primarily focus on providing organizational and people insights to support healthcare leaders achieve their core business strategies – this can include developing operating models, to designing organization structures, to navigating the complexities of large-scale transformations.
How did NHCM prepare you for your current role or for life after graduation?
The experiences I had in the NHCM program helped to shape my problem-solving and strategic thinking skills, which are integral to my ability to make an impact for my clients and my success as a consultant. The diverse learning opportunities – from clinical rotations to Management 100 – required me to problem solve for my patients as I developed and implemented care plans as well as partner with an organization to create and execute on original ideas in support of its mission and vision. The courses I took as part of NHCM program laid the foundation for the skills that I employ everyday as I work with healthcare clients to develop solutions that address their needs to grow, improve patient outcomes, or reduce costs.
What was your favorite aspect of the NHCM program?
My favorite element of the NHCM program was the unique insights and access it gave me into the healthcare industry. I was able to experience hands-on clinical care, working inside various healthcare provider organizations, while simultaneously taking classes that helped me to understand the business and regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry. For someone who is passionate about healthcare and motivated by the opportunity to help shape an industry that is going through an enormous transformation – there is no better educational opportunity than the Nursing and Health Care Management program.
What were you involved in as a student at Penn?
While I was a student at Penn, I was involved in the Wharton Alumni Relations Council and Sigma Kappa Sorority – serving in leadership capacity for both of these organizations. Additionally, I supported research pursuits at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.