Professor Emerita of Nursing

During her 23 years of distinguished service at the School of Nursing, Dr. Thompson held the positions of Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Development and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center in Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. She established and directed the first basic nurse-midwifery program in Pennsylvania, the master’s program in health leadership, and the Teacher Education Program, which prepared advanced practice nurses and midwives to teach in both classroom and clinical settings. In addition, Dr. Thompson headed the Penn-Malawi “Women for Women’s Health” project for 12 years.

Among Dr. Thompson’s many awards and honors is the Phyllis N. Stern Distinguished Lectureship Award, which she received from the International Council on Women’s Health Issues.